Boyce Event: Reaching Your Muslim Neighbor with the Gospel

It is a joy to attend Boyce College, where I am learning how to apply the truth of God’s Word to my life and being equipped to go out into the world to share the good news of the Gospel to the lost. It is another blessing to have the Jenkins Center on campus, which … Continued

Reaching Muslims Locally

“There is no transformation by transportation.” This is a quip used by former missionary Mack Stiles to encourage aspiring missionaries to start doing the gospel work they desire to do overseas now in their local context rather than waiting until they go overseas in the future. The point that Stiles is trying to make is … Continued

The Challenge of Islam – A Christian Perspective

The issue of Islam is never far from our headlines. Early in his administration, President Barack Obama put the issue of Islam front and center on the international stage. His visits to Islamic-dominated lands and his public statements to the Muslim world have raised a host of questions at home and abroad. In a speech … Continued

From Salafism to Jesus Christ

My name now is Tomas Samuel. I want to tell you the story of how Jesus called me to Himself from Islam. I was born and raised in Egypt. I came from the family of Aqeel ibn Abi Talib who was the cousin of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad. I was a strict Salafi Muslim who preached, … Continued

Video – Academic Lecture series with Dr. Daniel A. Brubaker

The Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam was pleased to host Dr. Daniel A. Brubaker, a postdoctoral researcher in the early history of the Quran and the co-creator of the online research tool Quran Gateway, as our guest speaker for the Academic Lectures event of the spring semester 2023. Brubaker’s PhD (Rice University, … Continued

Video – Academic Lecture with Dr. Hikmat Kashouh

On August 26th, Dr. Hikmat Kashouh – a pastor of a growing local church in Beirut, Lebanon that is focusing on serving Muslims with the Gospel and discipling them – led us in an academic lecture where he answered the question, “Was the Bible translated into Arabic before the rise of Islam?” Dr. Kashouh was … Continued

Review of the Lecture, “A Story of a Muslim Convert to Christ” with Dr. David Bertaina

The Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam was pleased to host guest speaker Professor David Bertaina from the University of Illinois Springfield for the first event of the semester to better equip students and church members in reaching Muslim neighbors. Professor Bertaina will explain how a medieval Muslim convert to Christ defended the Christian … Continued

Islam in Nigeria: From Arabs and Berber Traders to Boko Haram

The Nigerian context has six geo-political regions with religious variations. The religion of Islam that emerged in the Northern region of Nigeria in 1804 rejuvenates in the 21st century with similar religious features, even though reconstructed and supported by the religious ideologies of the contemporary Islamic fundamentalists. Islam and Muslims have a dominant presence in … Continued

Why Muslims Should Advocate Biblical Inerrancy

This article was original published on Southern Equip and can be accessed here. In any conversation between a Christian and a Muslim, one of the first disputed topics is the authenticity of the Bible. Usually Christians are told they have a falsified or corrupted Bible, or that the Bible they possess today is not actually … Continued