Tagged with Pakistan

Covenantal Theology: Can Muhammad’s Ancient Promise Inspire Muslim-Christian Peace Today?

Covenantal Theology: Can Muhammad’s Ancient Promise Inspire Muslim-Christian Peace Today?

This article was first published at Christianity Today, on December 21. Christians esteem the biblical progression of covenants—Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic—finalized by Jesus as he ushered in the New. But for the sake of religious freedom in the Muslim world, should they embrace a further covenant: Muhammadian? Recent scholarship suggests the potential promise, newly fulfilled in … Continue reading

Islamists Elsewhere

Islamists Elsewhere

The Atlantic has an insightful piece on the history of American engagement with political Islam. It is written by authors previously recommended as scholars of the movement. The whole is worth reading, but here is an excerpt describing non-Arab Islamist success — outside of the political process. It is often assumed politics and governance is … Continue reading

They Will Know We are Christians by Our Drinks

They Will Know We are Christians by Our Drinks

This article was first published in the April print edition of Christianity Today. The deadliest incident faced by the persecuted church last Christmas wasn’t radical Islamists. It was alcohol. Liquor mixed with aftershave killed about 50 people at Christmas parties in a Pakistani village, and sickened about 100 more. In Pakistan, as in many Muslim-majority … Continue reading

Why the Carnage in Pakistan?

Why the Carnage in Pakistan?

At least 69 people are dead in the Pakistani city of Lahore, many of them from Christian families celebrating Easter in a public park. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility, stating it directly targeted Christians and promises further attacks in the future. From Lapido Media, an anonymous British NGO worker provides a first-hand account: A … Continue reading