5 Things I Wish Conservative Christians Understood About Muslims

Conservative Christians seem to have a lot of opinions about Islam and our Muslim neighbors. Those opinions are often grossly misinformed at best. I’ve met very few conservative Christians who have spent any considerable amount of time in friendships with Muslims; it’s also true that I’ve rarely met an overly anti-Islamic conservative Christian who has studied [Read More…]

The Ultimate Ways We Can Reduce and Prevent Terrorism

We live in a world that is sadly marked by violence and terrorism. It seems like very few days go by, if any at all, without some horrible act of terror or random violence. Even as I write this, news reports are flowing in of yet another terrorist act– this time in England. The lead-up [Read More…]

90% Innocent: How America Is Creating Terrorists Faster Than We Can Kill Them

People aren’t born terrorists. No one crawls out of their mother’s womb, finishes weaning and learning how to walk, and then finds their first words to be words of hatred. No one is predestined to become a terrorist, and terrorism isn’t some genetic issue. Rather, terrorists are created out of otherwise beautiful image bearers of the [Read More…]

How Christian Behavior Online Might Fuel A New Kind of Terrorism

Did you know that your Facebook behavior might be fueling a new kind of terrorism? For all of our talk of terrorism, we rarely talk about what actually causes terrorism other than canned one-liners that aren’t always accurate. I think most often the root causes are fear, misunderstanding, or responding to injustice unjustly– but I think [Read More…]

The Call For Christians To Radically Love Our Muslim Neighbors

Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9-11, there has been a growing hostility in America toward our Muslim neighbors. With the daily barrage of crimes against humanity being perpetuated and broadcast over social media by ISIS, that hostility toward Muslims in America– and around the world– is only growing. While cries by my Christian brethren [Read More…]

Remembering to Pray for Terrorists on 9-11

On this day every year, we remember a tragic day in our nation’s history. It will always be a day etched into my mind, that each year begs the “where were you?” question. While most Americans watched the day unfold in the morning, I watched the towers collapse late in the evening Korean time. I [Read More…]

Terrorists Apologize After Accidentally Beheading Their Own Guy (he who lives by the sword, will die by it)

The counter cultural message of Jesus invites us to embrace a life of total non-violence, and to follow him. If we insist on participating in violence or violent social systems, Jesus contends that this will have the potential to place us on the receiving end, of the very tool we use. Here’s a great example [Read More…]

Standing With Israel: how bad theology duped us into supporting terrorism and oppression

Not many days go by without seeing some sort of “Stand with Israel” image pop up into my Facebook news feed. And, each time it does, my heart grieves over the fact that so many of my fellow Christians have been taken in by this new and dangerous theology, and in so duped into supporting [Read More…]