Two Stories of Everything Interview with Duane Miller

“Western Christianity is defeatist, bland and feeble-hearted”: an interview with Duane Miller on Two Stories of Everything:  The Competing Metanarratives of Islam and Christianity (Credo, 2018) 160 pages by Chuck Huckaby and Duane Alexander Miller

The Rev. Chuck Huckaby is the Minister of Congregational Life at First Protestant Church of New Braunfels, Texas, and is a doctoral student at the Institute of Lutheran Theology His research focuses on the Christian Mission
in secular North America and equipping the Church for mission.

The Rev. Dr. Duane Alexander Miller holds a PhD in Divinity (World Christianity) from the U of Edinburgh.
He is adjunct professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE) and a member of the pastoral
staff at the Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer (Madrid). His blog is here! His latest book is “Two Stories of Everything: The Competing Metanarratives of Islam and Christianity” available at Amazon.

 

Two Stories of Everything Interview with Duane Miller

Two Stories of Everything by Duane Alexander Miller – Review and Interview

Two Stories of Everything by Duane Alexander Miller – Review and Interview

Looking for a comparison of Islam and Christianity that is fair and accurate?

Want to know how the relative trajectories of each faith community intersect with the future of the West?

If so, check out Duane Miller’s new book “Two Stories of Everything”.

The follow up interview on the Christian Mission will follow soon at the above link!

Ministry to Muslims in Germany

Rev. Hugo Gevers, a pastor who works with Muslim refugees in Germany, spoke about “The Church’s Response to the Muslim Refugee Crisis in Germany.” He said, “The trend in Germany is that Christian churches are becoming dominated by migrant former Muslims, most of them fleeing from Islam and Sharia Law.”  Much of eastern Germany is atheist, so Muslims have been a blessing by filling empty churches, which are now growing rapidly.  Gevers estimated at least 65 of the SELK (Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche) churches in Germany currently work with refugees.

https://eurasiablog.lcms.org/ministry-to-muslims-in-germany/

Dublin priest blasts Church for lack of training in exorcisms – Dublin Live

“How many bishops in accordance with Canon 1172 have trained anybody or appointed anybody in the diocese of Ireland to help our poor unfortunate people who are oppressed and sometimes possessed by these awful spirits,” Fr Pat said.

“They have abandoned the sheep.”

The Dublin priest said he believes there is a rising fascination with evil spirits in today’s world.

Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark: New Opportunities in Making Disciples for a Historic Church

Duane Alexander Miller reflects on “Lessons Learned” by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark as they apply to other historic churches in the face of this historic opportunity of reaching refugees for Christ.

In 2015 there was that huge flood of people who came into Europe at Angela Merkel’s invitation. Most ended up in Germany and the consequences have been troubling. A good number also ended up in the small country of Denmark. Merkel’s invitation was to people fleeing from Syria’s civil war, but of course hundreds of thousands of other migrants came along as well. Denmark is trying to figure out how to be a place of compassion but also maintain rule of law. It is not clear to me that Denmark can do both things. The good thing though is that this means a lot of people are now in a context where they can hear the gospel. A lot of Muslims are not happy with Islam. They are looking for a way to know God and their neighbors without the sectarianism and violence we are seeing so much in the Muslim world today and now increasingly in the West. Christianity is the obvious destination.

To read more visit: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark: New Opportunities in Making Disciples for a Historic Church at Disciplemaking In The Historic Church Blog

My week with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark…and Islam there

“The clergy I spoke with there were quite open when talking about the rise in violence that has come with Islamic immigration. Yet they were also excited to do what they could to help people move from Islam to Christianity. One pastor spoke of 20 baptisms at the local parish. Another spoke of his desire years ago to be a missionary in Turkey but explained how it had not worked out, but then he realized that Denmark had a large Turkish population and that he could spread the gospel among Turks in his home country. A young man training for ministry at the university wrote me an e-mail after the lecture expressing his excitement to help the church move into challenging new places of ministry like this in order to connect not only to Muslims but also to the post-Christian secular population of Danes.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark and her Mission to Muslims

by the Rev. Dr. Duane Miller

20171113_165337 The Cathedral Church of Our Lady in Copenhagen

It started months ago when Søren Dalsgaard, who is a coordinator of the Christian Refugee Network in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, e-mailed me. He had been looking for an expert on ministry to and among Muslims and ex-Muslims and he found me. My doctoral research had been on that topic and the thesis had been published as Living among the Breakage: Contextual Theology-making and ex-Muslim Christians(Pickwick 2016). I had also done some interviews on the topic for some Danish publications and a number of local Christians had read those.

He explained that numerous pastors who lived in multi-ethnic neighborhoods or close to asylum centers were being approached by individuals or families from places like Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Sometimes…

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Science Daily: How Even One Moderate Exercise Session Can Reduce Inflammation

I haven’t posted in a long while so I thought I’d say “hello” after a hiatus with this snippet from Science Daily that notes how just one moderate exercise session can reduce bodily inflammation – the newly found bugaboo behind so many disease conditions. 

Call me biased but because we’re pretty sure panaerobic exercise is never going to be tested in such studies, I’ll wager panaeeibics hold their own and excel in this regard by activating the largest amount of muscle tissue (muscle tissue loss with aging is one of the chief culprits suspected in the average person increased systemic inflammation as they age).

Glad to visit with all of you again!

One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the bodyIt’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. The findings have encouraging implications for chronic diseases like arthritis, fibromyalgia and for more pervasive conditions, such as obesity.