Wait? What? It's Not All Rainbows and Unicorns?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

Confession time: (Don’t get excited. It’s nothing juicy!) I have a tendency toward exaggerated optimism. Or maybe the ouchier and more honest way to say it is that I avoid and minimize problems and hard stuff. Reading Muslim Connect you might be led to think, “Wow, connecting with Muslims is easy as eating donuts and comfortable as a hot shower. 

Punish a Muslim Day?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

The NCAA basketball championship was big news in the U.S. this past week. But in the UK, and even in major US cities, police were on increased alert against violence toward Muslims. In March, flyers appeared in England calling for April 3rd to be Punish a Muslim Day. 

The Quran Says What?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

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In this week’s Muslim Connect I chat with long-time friend, James Wright, an author, academic, and cross-cultural practitioner, who’s lived most of the past 30 years among Muslims in various countries. He’s smart, edgy and a little prophetic. His latest book is “A Christian Reads The Quran.”

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This week’s Muslim Connect celebrates two of my three favorite categories of people: Anabaptists and Muslims. (The third category, of course, is which ever one you fall into!)

The Hutterites are a small, but feisty group of Anabaptists who fled Ukraine to the US and Canada in the 1870’s. They live in communal groups, work as famers and tradesmen and endeavor to be pretty serious about following Jesus.

What Makes A Muslim Love Islam? #1

from Shane's Muslim Connect

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Do you, like me, have a tendency to impugn the motives and character of people who think differently from you? If someone favors the New England Patriots over the Denver Broncos, they definitely approve of cheating. If someone dislikes Indian food, they’re a cretin. If they say “irregardless,” they’re illiterate. 

Sadly, for me this often extends to how I think about other Christians and other faiths. Calvinists are rigid. Mormons legalistic. Unitarians adrift. 

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