Brent Neely review of my doctoral thesis

February 3, 2016

Brent Neely of Nazareth Seminary has recently reviewed my doctoral thesis (to be published in 2016, hopefully) HERE.

For those if you who do not want to read the whole thing, check out his review.

All my articles from St Francis Magazine

November 28, 2015

Over the years I have published a number of articles in St Francis Magazine. The online journal focused on Christianity and Christian witness in the context of the Arab world specifically, and the Muslim world more broadly.

I always felt the journal played a unique role. But word has reached me through the grapevine that the website became too costly to maintain. The PDFs of the articles will hopefully be made available some time down the road. But I’m not in charge of that.

But for now, I am able to make my own articles available. So, here are numerous links…

Freedom of Religion in Israel-Palestine: may Muslims become Christians, and do Christians have the freedom to welcome such converts?

The Conversion of Samira

‘Your Swords do not Concern me at all’: the liberation theology of Islamic Christianity

Christ Church (Anglican) in Nazareth: a brief history with photographs

Into the Light: the liberation theology of Steven Masood, a Christian ex-Muslim

Reappropriation: an accommodationist hermeneutic of Islamic Christianity

Cracks in the Foundation of Islam?

Narrative and Metanarrative in Islam and Christianity

The Sign of Jonah in Matthew 16: Missio-centric Reading applied to the Arab World

The Millers in Wyoming

October 15, 2015

A picture from our family vacation in the summer of 2015.

The Millers in Wyoming

The Millers in Wyoming

Evangelicals in North Africa

October 11, 2015

I am pleased to share that Evangelicals around the World (Thomas Nelson, 2015) is now available.

My own contribution is a chapter on Evangelical Christians in Egypt and North Africa.

Check out the PDF here.

Global Census of Believers in Christ from a Muslim Background (BMBs)

September 30, 2015

I am pleased to share that Patrick Johnstone and I have just published an article in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. The title of the article is “Believers in Christ from a Muslim Background: A Global Census.” Here is the abstract:

Since the 1960s, there has been a substantial increase in the number of known conversions from Islam to Christianity. Most of these conversions have been to forms of evangelical or Pentecostal Christianity, but there have also been conversions to Catholic and Orthodox Christianity, and still other converts claim to remain in some way both Muslims and followers of Jesus. This article ex- plains how we obtained estimates of the number of converts, the complexities involved in this task, and an annotated list of countries by continent with the estimated number of believers in Christ from a Muslim background. The article includes charts with maximal, minimal, and medium estimates of this population from 1960 to the present.

The article is available at Johnstone and Miller Global BMB Census or for free from the journal’s website.

“Finding an End in the Beginning: eschatological trends among ex-Muslim Christians” (Chapter)

September 29, 2015

In 2014 the book Islam and the Last Day: Christian Perspectives on Islamic Eschatology was released by MST Press (Wantirna, Australia). In that book I published a chapter on how some ex-Muslim Christians agree or disagree with Islamic eschatology, and how they envision certain features of apocalyptic and eschatological realities.

I have recently posted the PDF of that chapter at my academia.edu site. It can be read HERE.

“Power, Personalities and Politics: The Growth of Iranian Christianity since 1979” in Mission Studies

August 31, 2015

I am pleased to share with you this article which was published in Mission Studies, a Brill journal.

Here is the abstract:

While Christianity has existed in Iran/Persia since the fourth century, if not earlier, at the middle of the twentieth century almost all Iranian Christians belonged to an ethnic minority, especially the Assyrians and the Armenians. Ethnic Iranians were almost all Muslims, and then mostly Shi’a Muslims. Since the Revolution of 1979 hundreds of thousands of ethnic Iranians have left Islam for evangelical Christianity, both within and outside of Iran. This paper seeks to explore the multifaceted factors – political, economic and technological – that have helped to create an environment wherein increasing numbers of ethnic Iranians have apostatized from Islam and become evangelical Christians. A concluding section outlines Steven Lukes’ theory of power and analyzes the growth of Iranian Christianity in the light of his theory.

Brill allows for authors to post a copy of their article on their personal website, so click here to download the PDF.

The temptation of Jesus, Kenyan style

August 11, 2015

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“Evangelicals in Northern Africa and Egypt”, chapter in Evangelicals around the World

July 19, 2015

I am pleased to share that my chapter on evangelicals in Northern Africa and Egypt which was published in Evangelicals around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century (Thomas Nelson, 2015), can now be read in part at books.google.com. You can also buy the book at Amazon.

Also, my chapter on the topic can now be read in PDF form HERE.

Pictures from Hasan Kayf

June 14, 2015

This ancient village was a series of caves until recently. It will soon be flooded to make a reservoir for Turkey and cease to exist. Here are a couple of pictures.

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The Tigris, which will be flooded.

The Tigris, which will be flooded.

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Cave dwellings

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The town today, which will be flooded.

The town today, which will be flooded.

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Cave dwellings

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Cave dwellings

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