Category Archives: Islam

Who Will Win the War of 9/11?

I was in the shower, listening to NPR, when the program was interrupted for breaking news: at 8:46 a.m. a plane had crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Quickly I wrapped a towel around myself and … Continue reading

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Middle East Protests … Where Will They Lead?

North Africa and the Middle East are in flames. The revolt began in Tunisia and inspired the Egyptian people to follow suit. The world stood in shock and wonder for two weeks as the people of Egypt stood up to … Continue reading

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As the World Watches Egypt

Today Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sent a confusing signal to the world about his intentions. As we publish this post, he has not resigned. In a few hours, Muslims will be at their Friday prayers. Possible scenarios include Islamist foment and … Continue reading

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A Perspective on Egypt

The world is watching, and blogging about, Egypt. We don’t have an insider’s perspective, but every human story evokes one or more of DNA’s teachings. As history unfolds in Egypt before our eyes, what should Christians derive from the picture? … Continue reading

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Home-Grown Terror: The Fruit of a Neglected Worldview

One of the fundamental messages of Disciple Nations Alliance is that ideas have consequences. Of course this observation is not original with DNA. Richard Weaver published a book by that title in 1958. But he didn’t come up with it … Continue reading

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How Does the Church Fight Terrorism?

Jihadism is that radical Islam that wages jihad, or war, against non-Muslims and even against moderate Muslims. For the sake of discussion, let’s say everyone agrees that Jihadism poses a threat to freedom. And let’s say that everyone agrees that the job … Continue reading

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Bomb Me, I’ll Burn Your Book?

Although the pause button has been pushed for now at least, the controversy around Florida pastor Terry Jones and his (former?) plan to burn the Koran warrants a DNA reflection. How should Christians respond to worshippers of Allah? Jesus said, … Continue reading

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Why blog about Jihadists?

Our recent posts about the Ground Zero mosque have generated several helpful comments. One reader has wondered why we seem to lump all Muslims into the Jihadist camp. That’s a fair question, and worthy of a public response. The short … Continue reading

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More on the Mosque

Two quick pointers about the New York mosque discussion. First, Sarah Cunningham has very well reasoned response here. I encourage our readers to check it out. She makes several excellent points, including this one: let’s give some time for the facts … Continue reading

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The Playing Field at Ground Zero

Last month we published “Yea or Nay on the Ground Zero Mosque”. Thanks to each reader and each commenter. On August 3, the Landmarks Preservation Commission of New York City gave mosque planners a green light. Opponents are promising a … Continue reading

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