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The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology
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Thomas R. Schreiner
& Ardel B. Caneday

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Western "Christian" Apologies to Muslims

I have posted a few entries on “Loving God and Neighbor Together,” the "Christians'" response to the Muslim letter, "A Common Word Between Us."

Mark Tooley, concludes his article, "Western Apologies," by saying,
Meanwhile, left-leaning evangelicals often naively believe that apologies and niceness will open doors to their evangelism. “They told me that signing the statement would be especially helpful to Christians who live and minister in Muslim-majority countries and cultures,” explained Leith Anderson, National Association of Evangelicals President, about why he signed Yale’s “Loving God and Neighbor,” despite his qualms about it. “In fact, some suggested that not signing could be damaging to these Christian brothers and sisters who live among Muslims.”

In other words, perhaps Yale’s apologies will appease angry Islamists and they might persecute Christians less often. That desperate hope is hardly strong grounds for interfaith dialogue.

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