Friday, May 08, 2009

Muslim Christian Dialogue Q&A

Here's the q&a exchange between Bassam and myself. The longer audience Q&A are available at YouTube as well. And a question for you: After watching the opening comments (here and here), what would you have asked either Bassam or myself?

Part 9


Part 10



Part 11



Part 12

10 comments:

djohn9 said...

Again let me say thank you for this dialogue. I live in dearborn, mich about a mile from the largest mosque in the country. part of our missionary work is to our muslim neighbors. If i had to ask Bassam one question it would have to be regarding his thesis on God's oneness.

My question comes from Genesis 2:24 where adam says Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Just prior God had taken a rib from man to give him a helper and these two become one. The name Eloyiym is a plural name which is used throughout chapter one then God in coversation in 1:26 speaks inclusivistically not majestically. How can he narrowly define God in a singular?

Walt said...

I haven't heard all of this but from what I've heard I would have asked (after he inferred that God was overreacting over sin): Does your God love His own glory? or How can God allow his glory to be trampled on? From most of my interaction with Muslims they would affirm that God loves his glory but then they don't seem to care that his glory (and worth) is dishonored.

ApollyMan said...

I like how there can be a conference with such a clear dialogue that was showcased in this debate. I watched the how Dubai debate and it was worth watching. Pastor Thabiti was so humble and Christ-Honoring through-out this dialogue. Even though, the Christian side seemed to be attacked the most. There was a lot of Isogesis going on by Bassam while quoting the Bible. He was not true to the context of the passage in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible as he said he was. Overall, I would rate this a "A" and would recommend my Muslim friend's to consider watching it and testing everything that was said by Pastor Thabiti and comparing it with the Holy Bible. "May the Lamb that was slain, receive His GLORY".

Brian and Ashley said...

Thabiti, thank you for posting this. It is extremely helpful...

Brenden Greenwood said...

Hey Thabiti,

Could you respond to the last answer that Bassam gave about the Old Testament conception of sacrifice? This is something that I have struggled to understand.

deadtheologian said...

Brother Thabiti,
In this debate, you were humble, winsome, and Christ-centered - an excellent spokesman for all that Christianity is supposed to be. Thank you for your faithfulness!

Blessings,
John

RMF said...

Thabiti,

Thank you for posting this, it was incredible to watch. It gave me so much more understanding of the Muslim point of view and also gave me many thoughts on how to respectfully discuss many of these issues with Muslims I encounter.

RMF said...

Hi Thabiti,

I can't find any contact information, so I will try asking on here. Do you know if there are any restrictions on using these videos in study groups for discussion? I would like to use them as a means of examining the differences between Christianity and Islam in a group discussion, but do not want to do so in a way that is illegal.

FellowElder said...

RMF,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. As far as I know, there are no restrictions on using this for a group discussion. I've just finished doing the same thing with our Wednesday night Bible study here at the church. It was a wonderful time of discussion and study. Praying the Lord bears much fruit through your discussion.

Thabiti

christian magazine said...

its nice to hear mulsims and christians finally having a civil conversation... remember that we are of the same father...