Islam

What’s the difference between Arabs & Persians?

Ok, I will confess that I love learning about the Middle East.  I love learning more about Jews, Muslims, Arabs, etc.  I have so much to learn. I’m a grad student working on some genetic studies (one of my many jobs).  As part of the genetic study we are doing, we have our study participants […]

Joshua’s Unholy War

When most of us hear the word “jihad” or “holy war”, we immediately know that a jihad is not what God wants.  Most of us feel the same when we hear the word “crusade.”  Really, does anyone think God wants people to fight in his name? In the book of Joshua, Joshua claims to be […]

Center of Christianity in the Heart of Islam

As I mentioned before, I have been learning about Ancient and Medieval Church history from the Covenant Theological Seminary.  What has been so interesting to me is that Turkey is a real center for Christianity. Paul spoke to the Ephesians in Ephesus (and his letter is in our bible now.)  He also travelled to many […]

Have the Lost 10 Tribes been found?

Ok, I probably won’t get too many comments on this, but it is an interesting topic for me. For some quick background, I previously posted on this topic. I recently purchased a copy of “Quest for the Lost Tribes” by Simcha Jacobovichi. In this documentary, he tries to make a case where he identifies most […]

Is the Book of Abraham related to Muslim texts?

I was reading an article in Time Magazine a while back about how Abraham is a central figure in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. I was intrigued to learn that the article states, “The Koran includes scenes from Abraham’s childhood in which he chides his father for believing in idols and survives, Daniel-like, in a fiery […]