5 things Christians and Muslims can agree on

At Acton University, Turkish Islamic scholar, Mustafa Akyol, gave multiple lectures on Islam, discussing topics ranging from its history to its controversial practices. Akyol has been speaking at Acton University for many years now and is a respected scholar in fields of Islam, politics, and Turkish affairs. Continue Reading...

12 state-level religious liberty victories in 2018

Over the past six months there have been 139 bills acted on in states legislatures that deal with religion’s place in the public square. “What happens at the state level is a predicate for what happens at the federal level,” Rose Saxe, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, told the Deseret News. Continue Reading...

President Trump Creates a New White House Faith-Based Initiative

On Thursday, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the “White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative” within the Executive Office of the President. The order states the purpose is to ensure faith-based and community organizations “have strong advocates in the White House and throughout the Federal Government.” The order renames and reinstitutes an office first created by President George W. Continue Reading...

The challenges of Islam and pluralism

Last week I had an essay exploring Abraham Kuyper’s interactions with Islam, focused particularly on his tour around the Mediterranean Sea in the early years of the twentieth century. As I argue, Throughout his travels, Kuyper was confronted by the diversity, vitality, and comprehensiveness of the Islamic faith. Continue Reading...

The 5 most dangerous countries to be a Christian in 2018

For the sixteenth consecutive year, North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, according to the international non-profit ministry Open Doors. Every year Open Doors publishes the World Watch List to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. Continue Reading...