In the News: 5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

This past week, Pew Research dropped some new data on the Muslim population in Europe, and I thought it worth sharing. You can find the research here: 5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe. In short, while the Muslim population share in Europe is still relatively small (average 5%), projects show that it could…

Lessons from Lull: How to be a missionary in 1285 (and today)

I doubt you have ever heard the name Raymond Lull (or Ramon Llull). You may have heard of William Carey, we like to think of him as the first modern missionary. Few people, however, know the name Lull. But Raymond Lull is a big deal. Lull was doing missions before it was cool again. Way…

A Warning Concerning Religious Categories

Americans love our categories. We love our boxes and labels. Even today, with the postmodern push away from classification, we Western thinkers still organize information by placing "like items" together in taxonomies. Categories can be helpful to understand certain generalizations about a set of items, ideas, or people. However, categories also obscure information. Every time…

Let Us Not Be Caught Refusing Jesus: Thoughts After the GC2 Summit

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked…