BioLogos. Denis O. Lamoureux Web Page. Test of FAITH. Richard Dawkins Debates Alister McGrath. Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? Can someone be both a practicing Muslim and also 100 percent Christian? Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Yes and yes, says Yale Divinity School theologian Miroslav Volf in his new book Allah: A Christian Response (see The Gospel Coalition's review). Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile draws upon his experience as someone who formerly practiced Islam to respond to Volf's arguments and efforts to clarify Christian views for Muslims who often misrepresent such doctrines as the Trinity.
Contrary to my opening question in the video, Volf does not explicitly state in the book that someone can be both 100 percent Christian and 100 percent Muslim. Rather, he argues more narrowly that you can practice Islam and be 100 percent Christian. As I see it, to be a Christian (spiritually and not merely culturally), means to accept that Jesus Christ is the final revelation of God. Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. Copyright © 2014 by the author listed above. Even Jesus Wept. Editor's Note: This week, we're revisiting the most popular webcontent on RELEVANTmagazine.com in 2011—and this one caught us by surprise. People don't want to read about being sad, right? Yet, a great number of readers passed along this article about the theology of sorrow. Many Christians see God as an emotionless deity, and tend to view their feelings, especially negative ones, as being unlike Him. But Caleb (a funeral director who knows a thing or two about the heights of emotion) reveals a God who has known the ache of loss, who empathizes with His children and can even turn suffering into something sacred.
Could it be that our sorrow is a form of worship? Few Christians are familiar with the term “orthopathos.” We’re familiar with orthodoxy, which is “thinking like Jesus. " But orthopathos, which means “feeling the feelings of Jesus,” is an idea few of us are familiar with because so few of us may even believe He feels as we do. Do you worship God as patient? UC Berkeley - Download free content from UC Berkeley. The Full List. Homepage. Mark Twain Gives Nine Tips for Living an Extraordinary Life. By Henrik Edberg Is truth stranger than fiction?
Perhaps. In this great article written by Henrik Edberg, we find that Mark Twain had expressed in his writings over the years an entire philosophy for living. If he were around today, it seems he would be on the lecture circuit with the likes of Eckhart Tolle or Wayne Dyer. Below are Mark Twain's Nine tips for living a "kick ass" life: “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” “When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.” You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes. 1. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” If you don’t approve of yourself, of your behaviour and actions then you’ll probably walk around most of the day with a sort of uncomfortable feeling. 2.
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. 4.