We’ve been on vacation at Mt. Hermon Christian Conference Center, enjoying the beauty of the redwoods and soaking in the great teaching and fellowship available during their summer meetings! (Mt. Hermon, located in the hills above Santa Cruz, CA, is one of the true jewels among premier Christian conference centers!)
Wanting to be of help, I offered last week to present a seminar on some aspect of Islam if there was sufficient interest. The staff slotted me in for an hour today, and I chose the topic: “What Drives the Muslim World?” [That title was chosen on Tuesday, far before yesterday’s evil terrorist attack by truck in Nice, France.] Over 75 people showed up.
The focus of my presentation was on elements of the religious culture of Islam which typically impact the Muslim mindset, and how the gospel counteracts these destructive tendencies. After 45 minutes of presentation, we turned to a time of Q&A which officially ended 20 minutes later so conferees could go to lunch. Unofficially a few dozen stayed longer to continue with questions and personal observations.
There is such a hunger among Christians wanting to make sense of what God is doing in the world and how the religion and practitioners of Islam fit into all this. I don’t have all the answers, by any means, but am certainly able to point people in the right direction.
If your church or group would be interested in having me come to speak on understanding and reaching out to Muslims, please contact me and we’ll make it happen!