Podcast Review: Pop Culture Coffee Hour

Despite my education being in engineering, I have a deep love for the arts.  In high school I got into any band that I could.  In addition to that I was in theatre club and on the yearbook committee.  Also, anyone who knows me will know that I have a deep appreciation for film and literature.  In fact, I’ve dabbled in the idea of becoming a film critic for quite some time.  Having my engineering background, math and science are my job but film and literature is my love.  My favorite posts on this blog are actually book or film reviews which might be a shock to most of my readers.

Western Converts to Islam

Hamza Tzortis – A Western Convert to Islam

Historically the West has always been firmly opposed to Islam.  This is because of the strong Christian Tradition of the West.  Unfortunately, the strength of the faith in the West is a mere shadow of its former self.  I’ve never met a Western convert to Islam before but there are Western converts.  Having reflected on the arguments for Islam and Christianity, I find the arguments for Islam to be overall very weak.  The Islamic sources show a very poor understanding of the two religions that it’s trying to usurp.

How Muslims Read and View the Bible.

Sacred Scripture

I had two experiences recently.  The first experience was on a Muslim apologetics blog and looking at the comments.  There was this really anti-Christian Muslim commenting on Christianity.  He essentially said that Christianity doesn’t care about Law and good works.  After challenging him, he started to misquote the Bible and naturally blamed this on Paul.

Never Do This When Debating a Muslim!!!

There are over a billion Muslims in the world.  Dialoguing with them is getting more and more important since many of them live in the West.  At Speakers Corner in London, many debates take place.  Recently a young American lady went to Speakers Corner and debated some Muslim apologists.  She probably didn’t know that these were heavyweight apologists who have been doing this for years.  Leaving that aside, the way she debated was a perfect example what not to do when debating Muslims.

Zakir Hussain Commits Shirk

I’ve been watching a lot of Zakir Hussain debates lately as he seems to be the new superstar apologist over in England.  He has debated James White twice.  The second time was recent and I’ve done a few posts on that debate.  The first time was back in 2012 where he debated Dr. White on whether or not Muhammad is foretold in the Bible.  I should point out that I don’t think that Zakir Hussain has been in a debate with cross examination.  That would be interested to see him defend his theories under firm questioning.

Muhammad isn’t “altogether lovely” in Song of Solomon

The supposed name of Muhammad in Song of Solomon 5:16

Recently a Muslim apologist named Faiz tried to refute a blog post that I made about Muhammad in Song of Solomon 5:16.  He didn’t even try to refute my points in my post but tried to make Muhammad into a type of Solomon.  Here is his article:

James White vs. Zakir Hussain on the Crucifixion

So here is what happened.  Dr. James White recently debated British Muslim apologist Zakir Hussain on whether or not Jesus was crucified.  Zakir Hussain clearly won this debate.  He didn’t win because his arguments were good, in fact, they were the exact opposite.  They were arguments that were on par with Matthew Vines arguments for the Biblical blessing of homosexual relationships.  They were that bad.

Muhammad, Islam, and the Church

Jesus and Peter

Catholics and Protestants agree on a lot of things but at the same time we disagree on a lot of things.  One is the interpretation of Matthew 16:18.  The KJV reads:

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Has anyone ever wondered as to what the Islamic interpretation is regarding this verse?  Muslims believe that Jesus is a Prophet so they have to believe in what he says, including this verse.

Responding to Paul Williams on Acts 2:22

Hello everyone!  I just came back from vacation and am now ready to resume posting my apologetic material.  I will post some pictures and video soon for all too see.  Recently my attention has been drawn to Islamic Apologist Paul Williams.  He has been making short apologetics videos.  Paul, if you’re listening, I must admit that I really like your videos.  They’re well done, high quality and give a good indication of what Christians can expect from top Islamic apologists.  Naturally, I expected Bart Ehrman to be quoted quite a bit.  However, as a Christian I encourage you to make more of these videos.