Category Archives: Islam and the West

Israel, What Are Christians to Think?

Doing my morning commentary work (in Numbers and John right now) I had to struggle with a bit of anger and a preoccupation with wanting to write this post instead of doing my task at hand. The source of my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost History of Christianity, Philip Jenkins

The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia — and How It Died by Philip Jenkins, 2008, HarperOne. This book could easily have been several things it is not: … Continue reading

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Islam and Deceased Middle Eastern Christianity

Very soon I will be reviewing The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins. I did not anticipate how much I would enjoy this book. I was quite ignorant of many of his points about the history of Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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Faith Amid Pluralism: A Parable Circa 800 C.E.

Very soon I will be reviewing Philip Jenkins’ The Lost History of Christianity. This is a wow book for anyone interested in: –Continuing Jewish influences on Christianity –The interplay between Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism in the East –Pluralism and faith … Continue reading

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The Gaza War and American Media

A reader asked me to comment on the current Gaza military campaign Israel is undertaking. They specifically said they’d like to know what the American media is not saying. So, not being any kind of expert on “the American media” … Continue reading

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Preview of Upcoming Review: The Lost History of Christianity

Yesterday I let you know that a reader had taken me up on my offer and was purchasing a copy of Philip Jenkins’ book The Lost History of Christianity. I will be reviewing it in January. Meanwhile, the very sharp … Continue reading

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New Book on Islam and Christianity in the Middle East

Phillip Jenkins is an author who has written on the exploding Christianity of the non-Western world. Christianity is growing, not shrinking, outside of the West, even though it is shrinking drastically here in America. He has now written a book … Continue reading

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A Mastermind of Mideast Troubles

The Wall Street Journal has a great review of a new book about Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Hitler-loving Mufti of Jerusalem from 1921 through the war for Israel’s independence, put in power by some very foolish Brits. al-Husseini is in … Continue reading

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Arab-Muslim Brutality and the Murder of Regev and Goldwasser

The difference between Israel and her Muslim neighbors is starkly revealed yet again today in Israel. The Israeli government agreed to a foolish prisoner swap as they have done many times before, releasing mass murderer Samir Kuntar to the Hizbullah … Continue reading

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Londonistan, Introduction

I’m reading a dozen books (what’s new) including Londonistan by Melanie Phillips (get it HERE). She is a journalist in the UK who is often, I read, the token conservative on BBC panels. Londonistan is a frightening but important read … Continue reading

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