Monthly Archives: January 2018

Deception Before the Reception!


Yesterday I read a strange news account of a down-on-his-luck 25 year old millennial who got the break of a lifetime. He had promising though minimal business experience, yet found himself hired by one of the richest (and most attractive) … Continue reading

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Better Than a Persian Carpet Ride!


“Are you Iranian? That was the question greeting me as I hopped into the back seat of a car for an Uber fare to the George Bush airport in Houston. The driver of course had seen my name on his … Continue reading

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Kneel and Find Peace! So Says Loki; So Says Allah.


Last week during some down time I was watching a re-run of “The Avengers” on TV (I’m a sucker for action flicks, especially if they have some sci-fi or ancient mythology attached to them!), when for the first time I … Continue reading

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Worldly Wisdom from Islam: “Be the Predator, Not the Prey!”


Dr. Shadee Elmasry is no intellectual slouch. Having received a Ph.D. from the University of London in Near East Languages and Cultures, he now (since 2012) serves as Scholar in Residence and Director of Religious Education at the New Brunswick … Continue reading

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“Balanced, Robust, Wide-Awake”


I came across this phrase today, and thought, “What a wonderful way to describe Christians who wish to share the gospel with Muslims!” How we need balance when interacting with the Muslim world! Many Christians are filled with fear or … Continue reading

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The Secularist Diagnosis: Jihadis Are Not Muslim But Mental!


In much the same way that extroverts cannot make sense of the thoughts and motivations of introverts (and vice-versa), secularists have a difficult time accepting that religious people can actually act on the basis of religious beliefs and motivations. Nowhere … Continue reading

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Can Islam Be Defeated?


Two of the questions I am most often asked are, “Why does Islam seem so attractive to converts?” and “Can Islam be defeated?” Not surprisingly, these two questions are interrelated. There are many elements to Islam that attract Western converts … Continue reading

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