Muslims

4) Need to Clearly Communicate The Way to a Muslim Friend? —

(I’m trying to avoid the temptation to say, “There’s an app for that,” because I think that phrase has been way over used. But it’s still tempting. OK.. Doug.. get hold of yourself. Back to the subject.) Now you can — via a new app by Goldenripe.

 

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.theway&feature=search_result

 

Introduces the app… and

 

http://goldenripe.org/

 

reveals even more. There’s a lot there — but at a minimum, it allows reveals eye-opening content (including content from both the Qur’an and Injil) from discussions with Muslim and Christian friends and associates regarding life now and life after this life. To me, this kind of application has huge potential. (Thanks for the tip, Michael!!!)

5) Just 2 months until Ramadan (August 1-30) —

Why not make the most of Ramadan this year by praying for the Muslim world. There are many Christian workers now living in that part of the world. Many shoulder heavy burdens, attacks, stress, sickness, family problems. But they press on, with your prayers and love. This year, why not seize the moment. You can pray for Muslims the world over, as well as those seeking to reach them with the love of Jesus, whether they be Spanish, Russian, or Australian. Ask for sufficient funds to meet their needs. Stop by

 

http://www.30-days.net

 

where you’ll find promotional materials, downloads, booklets, and more. Make *this* a memorable Ramadan for the entire Muslim World.

1) Zwemer Institute: A Key Event this Summer —

The 15th Summer Institute in Islam (July 4-29) will be held on the campus of Columbia International University in South Carolina.  In four, one-week courses, the focus is on understanding Islam, building healthy relationships with Muslims and training workers to effectively present the gospel.  When taken as a seminar the cost is only $250 each.  With nearly 40 hours of classroom instruction for each course, Zwemer’s distinctive over other programs is that it provides in-depth training for the Church’s greatest challenge in the 21st century. The courses are Islam through Christian and Muslim Eyes (Visiting Professor) July 4-8; The Spirit World of Islam (Dr. Warren Larson) July 11-15); Introduction to the Qur’an (Dr. Peter Riddell) July 18-22; Approaches to Muslims (Dr. Phil Parshall) July 25-29.  Register online at …

 

http://www.zwemercenter.com

 

 

Learn more at

 

http://www.ciu.edu/muslimstudies

 

or contact Trevor:

TCastoratciudotedu or by phone +1-800- 777-2227, X 5327.

(By the way, hats off to the Zwemer Institute for its preemo support of Brigada this past month. We appreciate you Zwemer Institute!)

14) New Book Challenges Islam —

Exciting new finds indicate that Islam’s original holy city was in northern Arabia at the city of Petra. The author claims that during the second Islamic civil war (66 AH) the Ka’ba was destroyed and the Black Rock was moved into Arabia for safe keeping. You will be amazed at the archeological, historical and literary evidence that support this theory. Discover why these finds challenge the Qur’an. Snag a copy of “Qur’anic Geography” from Independent Scholars Press

 

http://www.indipress.ca/feature.html

7) Engaging Muslims in Our Communities —

Global Initiative and Southwestern Assemblies of God present “Engaging Muslims in Our Communities” on Jan. 22nd Saturday 9-3pm. The registration fee is $20 and includes lunch and snacks.  Topics include: History of Muhammad & Islam, beliefs and practices of Islam, theological issues in Islam, and approaches to reaching Muslims. RSVP by emailing

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8) Reaching Muslims Training, Feb 1-6 in Spain —

“Sahara Challenge: Europe” is designed for those interested in effective Muslim outreach, discipleship, and church planting.  The conference will be held in Valencia, Spain. The cost is $675 USD Double occupancy (shared room) and includes conference registration, lodging, breakfast & lunch & materials. Or, pay $825 USD for Single occupancy (room to yourself) with all the above expenses paid as well. Participants are responsible for transportation to/from Valencia, evening meals, and hotel incidentals. For registration and details, Go to:

https://www.crescentproject.org/saharachallenge/europe

5) Where There Was No Church (the Book) —

If you want to learn how the Father is at work among Muslims, and how you can better cooperate with Him, check out this newly released book.  Sub-titled “Postcards from Followers of Jesus in the Muslim World,” it does a great job further illustrating fruitful practices among Muslims (it is another offering from some of those behind From Seed to Fruit).  And if you want to dig a bit more deeply and learn from the stories, it includes helpful questions for personal or group study. It will be available soon by major booksellers like Amazon.com, but for a limited time it is being sold for a discount at

http://learningtogetherpress.com/?page_id=12

You can get more details on the book there, too, including an expanded table of contents and even a sample chapter.  Take a look, and if you like it, grab a copy – and spread the word.

Oh, and all you Kindle lovers out there (you know who you are!); the Kindle version is already available from Amazon.com for just $4.99.

(Not to worry if you use a Nook, iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, or other eBook reader – an ePub version should be released shortly and be available from B&N and iTunes.)

5) Learn More about Fruitful Practices Among Muslims —

leaderingtogetherThose interested in fruitful practices and insights into how the Creator is at work among Muslims, check out the new book “Where There Was No Church: Postcards from Followers of Jesus in the Muslim World”, which has just been released by some of the same folks behind “From Seed to Fruit.” It’s reportedly a terrific book for personal or group study. You can learn more, read a sample chapter, and buy at a limited-time discount right now at

http://www.learningtogetherpress.com

This book is also available from Amazon.com & other major book sellers. See it for sale via Kindle for $4.99, for example, at

http://www.amazon.com/Where-There-Was-Church-ebook/dp/B004A156EU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289252698&sr=8-1

5) Encountering the World of Islam Online

EWI is a 12-lesson course for people interested in learning about God’s heart for Muslims and about the history and culture of the Muslim world, presenting a fresh perspective on the Islamic faith to the body of Christ in the United States and internationally. Students work to understand Muslims from a variety of perspectives, wrestle with what it means to be a good neighbor to a Muslim, and think about how to communicate the gospel as good news to Muslims – all with the help of a course mentor and class interaction. EWI Online runs four times a year, and the next class is January 10-April 3. Cost is $229 and includes the course textbook. For more information go to

https://encounteringislam.org/online

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7) Mohammed Tops the List of English Baby Names —

Just when you needed an idea for the name of your firstborn son, CNN comes through for you. See the article below, which reports that Mohammed is now the most popular name.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/10/28/uk.mohammed/index.html?hpt=T2

Tough luck for “Oliver,” which was the most popular name previously.

According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life in a report announced just last month. CNN quoted them as saying that the Muslim population has risen rapidly in Western Europe in the past 20 years — From under 10 million in 1990, to about 17 million today.

4) Morin & Arana Encourage the American Church to *Love* Muslims —

Here’s a new book entitled, “Through the Eyes of Christ: How to Lead Muslims into the Kingdom of God.” The authors have a backdrop with a sum total of decades living and relating to Muslims… but what they’re really good at is repositioning the conduit to be based on love, reality, and care — instead of focusing on targets and projects. Just this slight reposturing is worth the read, not to mention all the other stuff you’ll learn. Order at through Amazon.com.
Through the Eyes of Christ: How to Lead Muslims into the Kingdom of God (Volume 1)

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