Tag Archives: islam

Religion in Europe: it’s complicated

Since moving to Sweden over six years ago, I’ve taken a far closer interest in trying to understand Europe and stay alert to trends, developments and so on. It’s not easy, Europe is a complicated place. Even knowing the borders of Europe is not always

Getting to grips with Islam

For ten years I lived in a neighbourhood where you could, with a reasonable degree of accuracy, say that there were no muslims. There may have been one or two but not enough to notice, see or move the needle on the statistics. As a result,

Book Review: Christians, Muslims & Islamic Rage

Christians, Muslims, And Islamic Rage: What Is Going On And Why It Happened by Christopher Catherwood My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book was one of the many post 9/11 attempts to answer a question that many in the West had previously been oblivious

Book Review: Holy Warriors

Jihad, suicide bombers, ISIS, Syria, Paris, Brussels – the list of horrors associated with Islam is long and growing.  Since the beginning of the 21st century militant Islam has dominated the headlines. It has changed the world we live in and not for the better.

Lessons on sharing Jesus with Muslims

Yesterday I reviewed David Garrison’s A wind in the house of Islam and today I want to share some of the insights into both church planting and Islam that I gained from the book. All page references are from the book. The first really helpful lesson

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Book Review: A wind in the house of Islam

The freedom to convert religion is a touchy subject, it always feel like a betrayal. Conversion also has another name – apostasy – and in Islam that is a crime punishable by death. Conversion, then, from Islam to Christianity is always a decision of great courage,

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Book Review: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

Conversion is always a big deal. No matter which way it goes, whether it is the loss of faith, the discovery of faith or a change of faith, the decision to change your beliefs is significant. However, in different cultures and different parts of the world

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The Curiosity Index (09.02.2015)

I hope you all realise that once again there is war inside the borders of Europe. Here are some ways you can pray for the church in Ukraine Last week this article from the Spectator on Islam as a religion of peace gained the most clicks. Well