Friday, October 22, 2010

W-W-I-D (What Would Isa DO?) - When One in Four People Call Jesus Isa

The Lord's Prayer in Arabic

Did you know there are nearly 50 references to Jesus Christ in the Quran?

Ever wonder what the Quran actually says about him?

You'll find each reference presented with many other helpful resources on the Tools and Resources page of

JAQ is an organization committed to helping Christians build a constructive dialogue with their Muslim neighbors and friends. It asks a simple and profound question:
"If one in four people on the planet considers himself/herself a Muslim, shouldn’t we learn how to talk with them well?"
In an age when 1400 years of tensions between Christians and Muslims has come to a constant simmer at near-boil, immanent-spill capacity, isn't it time that we all take the initiative to really understand each other and better communicate the faith we hold so dear to our hearts?

How would you share the gospel lovingly with a Muslim?

Consider the compassionate and creative example in this video of JAQ member Jon Stallsmith.

Here is a list of helpful resources for further exploration....

The Koran (Penguin Classics)

The Qur'an (Oxford World's Classics)

Building Bridges: Christianity and Islam - Written by a Lebanese pastor who devoted his life to connecting with his Muslim neighbors, provides useful thoughts for dialogue and an introduction to the conversational approach.

Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies Table Our Journey Through the Middle East - Combines nail-biting narrative with the texture of rich historical background, to explore the question: Is it really possible to love one’s enemies?

With God On Our Side (dvd) - Articulates a perspective on the Middle East debate anchored in history and sound theology.

Whose Land? Whose Promise?: What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians - Wheaton professor Gary Burge looks at the real estate debate from a biblical and sociological perspective.

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