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Engagement with Muslims, not fear, is authors' aimWAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Fear, distrust and even anger can rise to the surface when Christians think about Islam and Muslims, stemming from tragic events like 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing and the mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.
Islam seems like an outsider in today's North America, yet as Christians look around, more and more of their neighbors are Muslim.
It's a tension Keith Whitfield and Micah Fries address in "Islam and North America: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors," published by B&H Academic in 2018. Read More
SBC DIGEST: Stephen Rummage accepts Okla. City church's call; prof earns 2nd Ph.D. in Islamic studiesIn today's SBC Digest: Stephen Rummage accepts Oklahoma City church's call; SBTS prof earns second Ph.D. in Islamic studies.
Stephen Rummage accepts call from Oklahoma City church
OKLAHOMA CITY (BP) -- Stephen Rummage has accepted a call to become pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in ... Read More
Moore decries Islamic court's ruling in UAEWASHINGTON (BP) -- Southern Baptist religious freedom leader Russell Moore has denounced a ruling in a Middle Eastern Islamic court against a Christian family in the United States and urged Pope Francis to intervene in an upcoming visit to the United Arab Emirates.
In a Jan. 22 opinion column for National Review, Moore -- president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission -- opposed the latest ruling in a sharia court in the UAE that has left an American widow and her daughters without an inheritance. Instead, an appeals court gave the inheritance to a Muslim woman who has been charged with crimes in Saudi Arabia.
The case is now before the Court of Cassation, a local version of the Supreme Court. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: An incredible name
Dean Sieberhagen: "Do you wonder about how to start a witnessing conversation with people from another religion? Try asking them about the names of their god and then tell them about Immanuel." Read More
'Insider Movements' in Muslim missions critiquedLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A new book edited by two Islamic studies seminary professors explores the weaknesses of the popular "Insider Movements" in Muslim missiology.
"Muslim Conversions to Christ: A Critique of Insider Movements in Islamic Contexts," which released last week, is a multi-author academic response to "Insider Movements," a missiological approach that argues Muslims can confess Jesus as Lord and remain Muslim, according to Islamic studies professor Ayman S. Ibrahim, an editor of the book. He is Bill and Connie Jenkins Professor of Islamic Studies and director of the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ant Greenham, an associate professor of missions and Islamic studies, is a co-editor of the book. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Be alert amid Bible distortions
While Belief systems such as Mormonism and Islam profess high regard for Scripture, Rob Phillips notes that "in fact, they deny its inspiration, inerrancy or preservation." Read More
Platt apologizes for 'divisive' IMB amicus briefONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey's Islamic society's right to build a mosque.
"I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been," Platt said Feb. 15 during a meeting with Baptist state paper editors in Ontario, Calif.
"I can say with full confidence," he said, "that in the days ahead, IMB will have a process in place to keep us focused on our primary mission: partnering with churches to empower limitless missionary teams for evangelizing, discipling, planting and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God." Read More
Mosque case prompts IMB policy tweakNASHVILLE (BP) -- Ongoing discussion of a federal court case concerning religious liberty for Muslims has prompted the resignation of an International Mission Board trustee and a revision of the IMB's process for submitting friend of the court briefs.
Dean Haun, pastor of First Baptist Church in Morristown, Tenn., resigned from the IMB trustee board in November based on his conviction the IMB should not have joined a friend of the court brief last May supporting the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, N.J., (ISBR) in its religious discrimination lawsuit against a local planning board. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission also joined the brief. Read More
Judge in mosque case: Bapt. church treated 'better'BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (BP) -- A federal judge's ruling that a New Jersey Islamic society faced unlawful religious discrimination has noted local Baptists were treated "differently and better" under similar circumstances.
The ruling came in a case that stirred discussion among Southern Baptists last year when the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and the International Mission Board joined a friend of the court brief advocating religious liberty for the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, N.J. (ISBR). Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page clarified amid controversy at the time and again today (Jan. 6) that Cooperative Program funds have not been, and will not be, used to fund construction of mosques. Read More
9/11 called catalyst for missions to MuslimsNEW YORK (BP) -- When radical Islamic terrorists brought down the World Trade Center's Twin Towers 15 years ago, they didn't realize their actions would also help bring down walls to reaching Muslims with the Gospel.
But that's exactly what happened.
In the years since Sept. 11, 2001, the number of Unengaged, Muslim Unreached People Groups (UMUPGs) in the world has decreased by nearly 20 percent, from 1,333 in 2001 to 1,077 today, according to statistics provided by Vision 5:9, a coalition of Christian missions organizations focused on reaching Muslims. Read More