Author Archives: Saints and Sceptics

Should Christians Say Islam is Essentially Sexist and Violent?

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Civility is a Christian virtue. It is true that some of the sermons in the New Testament use abrupt, harsh language. But Paul did not begin his sermons in Lystra and Athens by demonising idolaters. And Jesus did not compare the religion of the Samaritans or the pagans who lived in the Decapolis as “satanic”.

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Did Christianity Destroy Classical Wisdom? Did Islam Save It?

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Islamic Apologetics and the Historical Jesus

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Ed Husain is a writer, a former adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, and a former senior advisor at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. So the basic misunderstandings of history he evidenced in his debate with Beth Grove [1]  on the Unbelievable?

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Does the Pennsylvania Abuse Scandal Undermine Christianity?

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Theologian and commentator Os Guiness has remarked that the only unanswerable objection to Christianity is Christians. It’s a fair point: it’s difficult to reconcile inquisitions and crusades with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And while those atrocities are distanced from us in time, the scandal about sex abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania is not.

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When Questionable Christians Make Us Doubt: 9 Quick Points

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“God has said,“Never will I leave you;  never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13 v 5

An unhealthy chain of thoughts can be caused when other Christians fail us.  This problem is particularly acute when Christian’s we admire fail by making foolish or immoral decision.

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