Books I Have Read: A Wind In The House of Islam

Dr. David Garrison's long-awaited global survey of Muslim movements to Christ reveals that we are in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in history. David Garrison, PhD University of Chicago, traveled a quarter-million miles throughout the Muslim world investigating movements, each one with at least a thousand baptisms that have occurred over a two-decade period, some containing tens of thousands of Muslims who are now followers of Jesus Christ. Garrison's core question: "What did God use to bring you to faith in Jesus Christ? Tell me your story." The result is the most extensive survey of Muslim movements to Christ ever achieved. (Publishers blurb)

Training Pastors and a Theology of Religions

Tragically, many seminar and divinity school programs have been slow to respond to this new situation. It is quite astonishing that theological students in the West will spend countless hours learning about the writings of a few well-known, now deceased, German theologians whose global devotees are actually quite small and yet completely ignore over one … Continue reading Training Pastors and a Theology of Religions

What Should We Call God?

Lamin Sanneh in his excellent book Translating the Message: Missionary Impact on Culture (American Society of Missiology) points out that the Church has grown fastest in Africa where the traditional name for the 'high god' has been appropriated by the Church and Christianised through use in worship and the translated Scriptures. Where a foreign (either … Continue reading What Should We Call God?