Christian Century on Islam

Charles Strohmer heads up the Christian Century‘s feature on reformist Islam this month. Here’s the introduction… “Although Muslim reform may seem like an oxymoron to those who see Islam only through the lens of graphic violence, Muslim reformers have been in the sights of jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda for years. Their increasingly bold public …

The Next Christendom

The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity, by Philip Jenkins, is the first book on the reading list for Culture and Mission: Social Theory for Theologians, the two week course I’m attending at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Published first in 2002, just after the September 11 bombings, the third edition came out in September …