Category Archives: Islam

What Gaza Could Be But for Hamas

Exactly what is Hamas’ vision for Gaza? Is it the same as the vision of the Palestinian people who call Gaza home? Here’s an observation rarely noted in all the back-and-forth about the Hamas-Israel conflict: as (part of) the land … Continue reading

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ISRAEL and the Return of Anti-Semitism

The historic Jewish homeland has been variously called Canaan, Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Palestine. The Jews trace their history there to 2085 BC when Abraham followed “the Voice” into the promised land of Canaan. God promises that this would … Continue reading

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Hamas and Israel: Is There a Moral Equivalence?

In the modern world cultural relativism is the thriving standard. Cultural relativism holds that no nation better than any other. No culture is superior to any other. This leads to the concept of moral equivalency between competing systems, nations, and … Continue reading

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Obama Can Deny the Existence of Evil but He Can’t Make Evil Disappear

“The problem with you Americans is that you don’t believe in evil.” The charge is taken from a work of fiction, but it’s altogether true in fact. That sentence appears in Joel C. Rosenberg’s 2002 novel, The Last Jihad. Rosenberg is a … Continue reading

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Why Are Western Christians Silent While Their Brethren Suffer?

Jihadists have a slogan: “First the Saturday People, then the Sunday People.” That is, “First we will kill the Jews, then we will kill the Christians.” Today, Christians are being persecuted from Nigeria through North Africa and the Middle East … Continue reading

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Out of Africa: What Nation Discipling Looks Like

Jesus commanded His followers to disciple the nations. What does a discipled nation look like? In his forthcoming book, Emancipating the World, Darrow Miller writes: Shaped by today’s values, the church has focused its evangelism and discipleship on individuals, blinded … Continue reading

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Who Will Win the War of 9/11?

I was in the shower, listening to NPR, when the program was interrupted for breaking news: at 8:46 a.m. a plane had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Quickly I wrapped a towel around myself and … Continue reading

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Middle East Protests … Where Will They Lead?

North Africa and the Middle East are in flames. The revolt began in Tunisia and inspired the Egyptian people to follow suit. The world stood in shock and wonder for two weeks as the people of Egypt stood up to … Continue reading

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As the World Watches Egypt

Today Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sent a confusing signal to the world about his intentions. As we publish this post, he has not resigned. In a few hours, Muslims will be at their Friday prayers. Possible scenarios include Islamist foment and … Continue reading

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A Perspective on Egypt

The world is watching, and blogging about, Egypt. We don’t have an insider’s perspective, but every human story evokes one or more of DNA’s teachings. As history unfolds in Egypt before our eyes, what should Christians derive from the picture? … Continue reading

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