Story Team Weekly: How Are They to Hear?

When Ben and Jessica Turner agreed to move overseas in hopes of sharing their faith in Jesus, they never imagined pizza would give them opportunities to connect with Muslim families on a gorgeous tropical island.“God told us, ‘I want you to go to a place where there is nothing but people who don’t know Me, and where you won’t have all the distractions of the States,’” Jessica remembers.The couple clung to Scripture as they prepared to leave their comfortable lives and become goers. “How t … [Read more...]

5 Minutes in Church History: Rio 1558, the Guanabara Confession of Faith

Who were the 16th-century Calvinist missionaries of Brazil? In this episode of 5 Minutes in Church History, Stephen Nichols tells the fascinating history of the Guanabara Confession of Faith.The Summer Olympics were just held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. But I want to take us back to Rio in 1558. There is a slight backstory here, so let’s pick it up. In 1555, a French colony was established in what is now Rio de Janeiro. Then it was simply known as the Guanabara Bay. That original French c … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: A Muslim Makes Sense of the Trinity, with Nabeel Qureshi

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. As a Muslim, I believed that God appointed Jesus (the Quran teaches very clearly that Jesus is THE MOST miraculous of prophets); and I believed that the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John ARE God’s word. But, when I was hit between the eyes with the reality that the Gospels could not have been corrupted over the past 2,000 years; and that Jesus did, in fact, claim to be God, I suffered from cognitive di … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Jesus Isn’t God (and other Muslim objections) with Nabeel Qureshi

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. I began to see that the New Testament is actually trustworthy. In fact, today, it says the same things that it has always said. As hard as I tried, I could not come up with any model of uniform corruption for the New Testament. The truth is that the New Testament was spread so rapidly throughout the region that in order for it to be uniformly corrupted, someone would have to re-collect all the books of the New … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Does Jesus Love Muslims? with Nabeel Qureshi

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. As a Muslim, I had been taught that all Christians are veiled polytheists. They believe in multiple gods. They call it one so that they can the honor and dignity of being monotheistic, but they actually believe in three. And they don’t know why. And I lorded that over people! Anytime I would encounter a Christian, I would get excited. I viewed it as a great opportunity to tear down their faith. And I did this with m … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: A Muslim’s Journey to Christ with Nabeel Qureshi

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. I was born and raised Muslim in the United States. My parents immigrated here in the 70’s. In fact my dad came to the U.S. on the day that Elvis Presley died. He got off the plane and looked at the newsstand where every newspaper said, “The King Is Dead”. He was blown away. “King? I thought they had a democracy here!?” Both my mother and my father came here in complete ignorance of what life in the U.S. is like. All … [Read more...]