Suffering for the Faith

Then the princes said to the king, “Let this man be put to death, for he is weakening the hands of the soldiers who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking the welfare of this people, but their … Continue reading Suffering for the Faith

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Blessings and Curses

“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice with her in joy, all you who mourn over her;  that you may suck and be satisfied with her consoling breasts; that you may drink deeply with delight from the abundance of her glory.” For thus says the Lord: “Behold, I … Continue reading Blessings and Curses

I’ve Changed My Mind: A Prodigal Comes Home

Three things happened on October 31st: On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg, initiating the Protestant Reformation. On October 31st, 2007, I was induced by a friend of a relative to "accept Christ," thus marking the beginning of my eleven year journey into Evangelical Protestantism … Continue reading I’ve Changed My Mind: A Prodigal Comes Home

Debate: “What Does it Mean to be Human?” (Steven Martins vs. Shabir Ally)

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a debate that took place between Steven Martins and Shabir Ally on the topic "What Does This Mean to be Human?" As far as I know, this is the first Christian-Muslim debate to focus specifically in on the topic of Anthropology (the doctrine … Continue reading Debate: “What Does it Mean to be Human?” (Steven Martins vs. Shabir Ally)

Debate: “What Do the Qur’an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)

I recently participated in two debates with Muslim apologist Ijaz Ahmad (of Calling Christians) on the debate topics, "Is the New Testament God's Word?" as well as "What Do the Qur'an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?" The debate video for the second of these two videos is up, which you may view here. Here … Continue reading Debate: “What Do the Qur’an and Islamic Tradition Say About the Bible?” (vs. Ijaz Ahmad)