How was the Qur’an Composed? Part 2 – Assessing Andy Bannister’s Oral Formulaic Approach

The late Nabeel Qureshi gave several lectures at Biola University some years ago, at least one of which focused on the Qur’an. In the lecture, about 1 hour and ten minutes in, he talked about the oral-formulaic view of the Qur’an’s composition. He felt it is the best apologetic against the Qur’an that no one was using. This fact intrigued …

Overcoming Bias

The Bible commands Christians to share the Good News of Salvation with all the world. To effectively obey this command, we first need to establish a certain level of connection with people who are NOT like us. But how? In this video, I share some insights on how Christians can connect across racial, ethnic, and religious barriers with God’s love …

Do We Worship The Same God?

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Today you might be looking for the short answer, but this is the kind of question that requires a more detailed explanation. In these 2 videos, I walk you through the important points to consider in order to better understand both the question and the answer. Part 1 Part 2

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Rejecting Faith

This is an excerpt of the article originally published in The Republic, in November 2017, under the title: “Why People Reject Faith”, by Tim Orr Why does secular America reject Christianity? They certainly have a right to do so. The inquisitive mind, however, asks why. To find out, I have talked to many people over the years and asked them …

Learning About Other’s Faith

This is an excerpt of the article originally published in The Republic, in May 2017, under the title: “Learning others’ faith builds bridges of understanding”, by Tim Orr. It has been about four years since I walked into Columbus Signature Academy — New Tech High School to participate in a world religion panel. There were about five or six different representatives …