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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Loving Bin Laden

Few magazines I read are as spiritual provoking and challenging as is Mission Frontiers, that is published by the U. S Center for World Missions in Pasadena, California. I began reading it in the 1980's after meeting its founder, the late Dr. Ralph Winters. His opening editorials were deeply challenging and scripturally substantial. I grieved his death, not because I knew him well, but because I didn't think anyone could write and provocatively about world missions. His successor, Rick Wood, is consistently hitting home runs, especially in the current issue entitled "Loving Bin Laden: what does Jesus expect us to do?" Here are some quotes from Rick that grabbed my heart and mind:
"Jesus is welcome, but our Christianity is not."
"Muslims like Jesus but not our Christianity."
"It is time for us to stop calling ourselves 'Christians.'" (!)
"Bashing Islam and Muhammad is not an effective strategy."
It's worth taking the time to print out and read, or better yet, subscribe.

1 Comments:

At 10:33 PM , Blogger Kalon L said...

A very thought-provokiing article. Helps you think whether it is Jesus who is all-important or our traditions.

 

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