This is the synopsis of my dissertation which I completed in 2007 and the fodder for a book I’m working on called, “Confessions of a Recovering Evangelical.” These ideas have been seminal for me for nearly 15 years in my post graduate studies and ministry of peacemaking and serving asContinue Reading

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I’ve just been grabbed by Miroslav Volf’s new title. Allah: A Christian Response. He mentions in his introduction that Muslims and Christians together comprise more than half of the world’s population. Furthermore, most scholars agree that both these religions will continue to grow in numbers in the near future. HeContinue Reading

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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, originally uploaded by papalars. This mosque is as impressive as it's data sheet indicates. I had read about the numbers before we traveled to Casablanca but nothing on paper can quite capture the sense of the immensity of this structure. Our little group of 5Continue Reading

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Horse Taxi in Fez Medina, originally uploaded by papalars. What in the world is a medina? You may have heard about Medina, the city in Saudi Arabia where the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad lies. That Medina figures large in the early history of Islam. Did you know, however thatContinue Reading

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This is a reference piece from Wikipedia to set the context for part of my story in the other post above.  The Maghreb (المغرب العربي al-MaÄ¡rib al-Ê¿ArabÄ«; also rendered Maghrib (or rarely Moghreb), meaning "place of sunset" or "western" in Arabic, is the region of Africa north of the SaharaContinue Reading

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