“We want to work to help achieve statehood and dignity for the Palestinians, but I was hoping that my speech could trigger a discussion, could create space for Muslims to address the real problems they are confronting—problems of governance, and the fact that some currents of Islam have not gone through a reformation that would help people adapt their religious doctrines to modernity. My thought was, I would communicate that the U.S. is not standing in the way of this progress, that we would help, in whatever way possible, to advance the goals of a practical, successful Arab agenda that provided a better life for ordinary people.” …more: theatlantic.
Since the last full-scale study in English of the Arian Controversy, Gwatkin’s ‘Studies in Arianism’ which originally appeared in 1882, the subject has been transformed. New texts have been discovered and old re-edited. A more exacting review of the philosophical background has been made. New research has been done into different aspects of the Controversy by many scholars, but no work has appeared in English covering the whole history of the Controversy. With ‘The Search for the Christian Doctrine of God’ Professor Hanson has provided such a work. – See more at: .bloomsbury
A retired pastor who is on trial in Northern Ireland after delivering a 2014 sermon during which he called Islam “satanic” and “spawned in hell,” is confident that he’ll win his legal battle, but he has a warning about what could happen if he loses and is sentenced to jail time….more: theblaze
INTENSIVE COURSE IN CREED FRIDAYS : 6:30 P.M – 7:30 PM OPEN TO EVERY BODY ( NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED) TAHAWI’S STATEMENT OF ISLAMIC DOCTRINE (AL-`AQIDA AL-TAHAWIYYA) In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Praise be to Allah, Lord…