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Going Forward By Standing Still

<b>When I was five years old and all the world shone in a rosy glow of security and stability, my twin sister and I got lost at the zoo.</b> Before that …

How to Make a Life

<b>Her absence rings most empty at the breakfast table.</b><p><b>Every morning, my dad starts the coffee maker, drops his raisin bread in the toaster and slowly</b> …

Can we use "Allah" ?

November 17, 2014<p>The idea of using “Allah” as the word for God is controversial in some Christian circles. It’s also controversial in some Muslim …

Saying the Shahada

My latest article just came out in <i>Evangelical Missions Quarterly</i>, "Saying the Shahada: Matters of Conscience, Creed, and Communication." Normally EMQ …

Al-Qaeda's Strongest Affiliate Just Told ISIS To Shove It

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has no allegiance to ISIS, according to a video the group released on Friday.<p>In the recording, released in the aftermath of rumors that he had been killed or wounded in a U.S. airstrike, Baghdadi declared "the expansion of the Islamic State to new lands, to …

This Photo Series Aims To Give Syrian Children Their Identities Back

Rania Matar's series, Invisible Children, puts a face to the term, "Syrian refugee."<p>Originally from Lebanon and currently living in Boston, Rania Matar has close ties to the complex issues in the Middle East. During Matar's visits to Lebanon this past summer, she was shocked by the noticeable …

Saudi correctional centre claims success with former jihadists

With its spa, Olympic swimming pool, fitness room and family suites, the Mohammed bin Nayef Centre could be just one more luxury mansion somewhere in the Gulf states. But the complex in the suburbs of Riyadh, which opened last year and is named after the current interior minister, accommodates …

The myth of religious violence | Karen Armstrong

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …