As “mosque planting” and “unmosqued youth” increasingly resemble patterns in the church, evangelical experts reflect on implications for faith and witness. The American mosque increasingly resembles the American church. New data released in the US Mosque Survey 2020 reveals a plateau of conversions, a shift to the suburbs, and a challenge with “unmosqued” youth. “Muslims and their mosques are becoming more integrated into American society,” said Ihsan Bagby, the lead investigator, “and more adjusted to the American environment.” Released every 10 years, the survey aims to comprehensively dispel misconceptions about the locus of Muslim community in the United States. How…

Dear Friend, I have recently been rereading Surprised by Joy, which records the shape of C. S. Lewis’s early life. The front cover of my edition has a subtitle: A remarkably frank and beguiling account of a conversion. Towards the end of the book, he writes, “The things I assert most vigorously are those that I resisted long and accepted late.” It made me think of the conversion of Saul of Tarsus. We’re introduced to him on the day that Stephen became the first Christian martyr. Luke tells us that the executioners laid their coats at the feet of a…

Utah, one of the most conservative states in the country, now joins 18 other states in banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ children.

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you…..”However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.” 1 Peter 4:12 & 14 After a meeting, my husband Bill was approached by a student from the Middle East. He was attending a local university and Bill was speaking on the uniqueness of Jesus. The young man said, “I was tremendously moved by what you said about Jesus tonight. In my country when a person becomes a Christian he…