We at Wheatstone are retreating the next few days, so blogging will be light. In the interim, Keith Plummer at The Christian Mind, has articulated the question for “The West”: “Who is being most consistent with the inconsistent deity of Islam – peace-loving, moderate Muslims or those willing to justify all manner of atrocities in his name?”
On a totally unrelated topic, I also found this thought by Matt Harmon interesting: “In my estimation this is one of the great descriptions of gospel preaching–preaching in such a way that those who hear the message “see” Jesus Christ as the crucified one. That they see Jesus as the one crucified for their sins. For it is in this seeing of Jesus that we are transformed into his image (2 Cor 3:18). This, then, is the great task of preaching.”
Read and enjoy!
Update: After reading Keith’s post, check out this essay by scholar Bernard Lewis on the rise of modern Islam. It is an immensely clear and concise explication of the roots of modern Islamic thought. If you read one article today, read that one. It’s that good. (ht: Hugh)