Is ISIS Really Islamic…and does it Matter?

Doug Coleman Islam, Missiology 4 Comments

Recently a debate has developed around the question of whether the terrorist group ISIS is really Islamic. Part of this has been stirred by President Obama’s denial that ISIS are “religious leaders,” and his unwillingness to call them Islamic. A lengthy piece just published in The Atlantic suggests that ISIS does indeed have a legitimate claim to the Islamic label, …

Doug ColemanIs ISIS Really Islamic…and does it Matter?

Global Missiology

Doug Coleman Acts 15, Cross Cultural Ministry, Insider Movement, Islam, Missiology Leave a Comment

The newest edition of Global Missiology (GM) has been published. GM is a free online missiology journal with quality contributions from scholars and practitioners. This latest edition includes an article from me on Acts 15 in light of the Insider Movement paradigm. This chapter has been one of the most commonly cited texts in support of Insider Movements. My main …

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Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam

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In February, The Southern Baptist Seminary announced the establishment of a new center at the school, the Jenkins Center for the Christian Understanding of Islam. This summer, SBTS hired Dr. Scott Bridger to lead the Jenkins Center. Scott and I were classmates in both the M.Div. and Ph.D. programs at Southeastern Seminary. I think Scott’s ministry and academic background make …

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Kevin Higgins on 1 Corinthians 8-10

Doug Coleman 1 Corinthians 8-10, Acts 15, Insider Movement, Islam 4 Comments

If you have followed the Insider Movement discussion/debate, you’re aware that the International Journal of Frontier Missions has been one of the main advocates of the approach. They have published some critical articles as well, but the editorials and content of the journal are largely positive. In the January-March 2014 edition of IJFM, Kevin Higgins published an article examining 1 …

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