Summit Lecture Series: The Qur’an’s Early History with Nabeel Qureshi

In 610AD the first revelation came to Muhammad while he was sitting in a cave he’s praying, he’s fasting and the first revelation comes. The Koran was primarily memorized although people wrote the notes on palm leaf stalks, stones and animal bones. Muhammad died in 623 AD. At no point was the Koran collected before Muhammad died.So what you have then is Muhammad is reciting revelations to people and he is saying when you pray your prayer recite these revelations, recite this scripture. The te … [Read more...]

Summit Lecture Series: The Historical Record of Muhammad and Islam with Nabeel Qureshi Part 2

When it came to Medina, Muhammad expelled one tribe of Jews. The second he took their stuff. A third tribe of Jews he single-handedly beheaded all the men and any boy who had reached puberty, then he took the women and children and sold them into slavery. Then there is plain ugly stuff, Muhammad was 49-years-old when he married Aisha who was just 6-years-old. He had to convince the girl's father to let him marry her because Muhammad claimed this was something God wanted them to do. He did not co … [Read more...]

Transform: What’s the Purpose Behind Your Business?

(The following was originally published at’ve been thinking a lot lately about the issue of “purpose”. We really need to have the reason why we do what we do nailed down. Now, everybody wants to have a crystal clear purpose for their business, but as believers in Christ, that should be a much different process than it is for others. We have clear instructions from our Savior as to how to go about it.This is a quick encouragement from the scriptures about this issue. It's … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 112: Experiencing Him as the Pursuer of Your Heart

We all have had desert experiences in our lives at different seasons of time along our journey. Some seasons of trial are short and some are very long.He loves us so much that sometimes He allows us to stay in those deserts for a while to bring us back to Him. When it gets hot and dry we start looking for Him for relief. You know why?He misses you and desires relationship with you.Hosea 2:6 says: “For this reason I will fence her in with thornbushes. I will block her path with a w … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 48: Nathan Cochran of Mercy Me, part 1

[display_podcast]Nathan Cochran, bass player for Mercy Me joins me this week. In addition to being 1/5th of one of the most influential Christian bands of the century, Nathan recently released his first solo EP titled Diving Blind. With the simple gist of “I don’t know the future”, Diving Blind features four singles straight from Nathan’s heart.But one of the characteristics of Nathan and Mercy Me’s music that I love is written, rewritten, quoted and requoted all over the internet: … [Read more...]

Remi Adeleke Ministries: The Bridge To A Holy Relationship, part 1

[display_podcast]In Isaiah 53:2-6 we read: My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot,     like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,     nothing to attract us to him. 3 He was despised and rejected—     a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.     He was despised, and we did not care.4 Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;     it was our sorrows[a]  … [Read more...]