Understanding World Religions

Friday, 14 April 2017

Here is some interesting news for those of you who want to study world religions.

Zondearvan has produced a DVD to accompany my world religions textbook Understanding World Religions. Like the book it encourages people to attempt to see different world religions as they are seen by members of a particular faith. The DVD was intended for use in churches as well as colleges and universities. Therefore, it involves more comments on the relationship of different religions to Christianity.

 Note the upcoming promotion Zondervan is doing for UnderstandingWorld Religions Video Lectures from April 18-20, 2017. During the promotion, the lectures will be on sale for 55% off. 

They are selling them in two different formats. People can purchase them digitally (download + streaming) from Vimeo or as a DVD through ChurchSource.com (free shipping is included in this option).


Today Michael Gerson posted a thoughtful article, "What Good Friday teaches us about cynicism," in the Washington Post. It is a good way to restart this Blog which has been neglected for far too long. You can find the article here:



Monday, 22 December 2014

Muslim Britain

Britain Debates Multiculturalism

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The 2011 British census provides a snapshot of the country’s Muslim population, which now stands at almost 2.8 million — 4.4 percent of the country’s overall total. Most live in cities like Birmingham, Bradford, and, of course, London, whose Muslim population, at a bit over one million, is 12.4 percent of the city’s people ... read more here

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Not the work of the Islamic State

Contrary to first reports last Thursday's terrorist attack in Grozny, Russia, but rather the work of local radicals.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Now the former Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out about religion and politics.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Is atheism unique to the West? This is a very interesting article from the journal American Interest.

Here is another challenging article that is bound to create a stir with some people loving it and some hating it: How Jerusalem became Islam's Third Holiest City. 

And just in case you missed it here is another controversial article. This time it is about the American Thanksgiving holiday. 




Friday, 28 November 2014

Turkish protestors are demanding that Hagia Sophia be transformed into a Mosque - NBC News. This development seems to follow from the success of the 2012 nationalistic-Islamic film Fetih 1453 (Conquest 1453) which tells the story of the fall of Constantinople to the Turks in 1453. Thus once more the great church of Constantinople, which is now a museum, is under threat and its mosaics may yet again be removed from view.