Course Description

"Radical" means to go back to the root. In Islam this means to go back to the 7th Century violence of Muhammad, Allah and the early Muslim conquests. In Christianity, however, it means to be devoted followers of Jesus, Paul and the first century churches great commission. Radical Evangelism to Muslims means to love Muslims enough, to be a faithful witness to the gospel to them in our modern day. Christian apologist Jay Smith communicates the reality of resurgent Islam and it's impact on the Church's witness to the Muslim world. This course attempts to equip Christians with tools to answer the most pressing questions of our day.

Topics Covered...

The events of September 11, 2001 changed world history. They also changed the dynamic between the world’s two largest competing religious worldviews: Christianity and Islam. In the weeks and months following the attacks in the United States on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Islam experienced its largest period of growth in history and this religion, once obscure to Western minds, became something of a curiosity. Many in the U.S. and elsewhere began asking questions: What is Islam? What does it teach? What attracts people to Islam? Is Islam simply another version or flavor of the other two monotheistic faiths, Judaism and Christianity? Among those in the church, the questions took on a more somber tone: How do we answer the arguments against Christian beliefs raised by Islam? How can we reach Muslims with the Gospel message? How can I move beyond the fear of talking with a Muslim? What can I say to a Muslim to expose Islam for the lie that it is?

  • The God of the Bible vs. Allah of the Qur’an?

  • Frequently Asked Questions by Muslims

  • Problems with the Qur’an

  • The Five Pillars & Six Articles of Faith

  • Jihad in Islam

  • The Khilafa (Islamic State) vs. the kingdom of God

  • Why Christians Convert to Islam

  • Mission Methods Among Muslims

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Orientation

    • Course Syllabus

    • Required Reading: Course Book

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Required Reading: The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance

    • Required Reading: History of Qur'anic Textual Variants

    • Required Reading: Ul Umal Quran: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an Ahmad von Denffer (Muslim Perspective)

    • Required Reading: Reading the Qur'an Chronologically

    • Introduction to the WISE Global Phone App

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    • Download the Wise Global App - Make Your Commitment

    • Student Community Forum

    • Online Student Library

  • 3

    2. - Understanding Islam's Beliefs & Practices

  • 4

    3. - Islam & Christianity Compared - Hermeneutical Key

  • 5

    4. - Muhammad - A Christian Critique

    • Muhammad - A Christian Critique (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading (Pages 153-179)

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 77, 78, 88, 89, 75, 83, 69, 51, 52, 56, 70, 55, 112, 109, 113, 114, 1

  • 6

    5. - The Bible - A Christian Apologetic

  • 7

    6. - Confident Christianity In Seven Areas vs Islam

    • Confident Christianity In Seven Areas vs Islam (Video Lecture)

    • Application

    • Reading and Index- The Qur'an - Suras 15, 19, 38, 36, 43, 72, 67, 23

  • 8

    7. - Khilafah vs Kingdom of God

    • Khilafah vs Kingdom of God (Video Lecture)

    • Application

    • Course Book Reading (120-136)

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 21, 25, 17, 27, 18, 32, 41, 45, 16, 30, 11

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    8. - Which is the Religion of Peace, Islam or Christianity

    • Which is the Religion of Peace, Islam or Christianity (Video Lecture)

    • Application

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 14, 12, 40, 28, 39, 29, 31, 42, 10

    • Read pages 85-123: The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance

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    9. - Frequently Asked Questions

    • Frequently Asked Questions (Video Lecture)

    • Application

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 34, 35, 7, 46, 6, 13, 2

    • Read pages 124-149: The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance

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    10. - The Attraction of Islam

    • The Attraction of Islam (Video Lecture)

    • Application

    • Course Book Reading (180-211)

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 98, 64, 62, 8, 47, 3, 61, 57, 4

    • Read pages 151-172: The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance

  • 12

    11. - Missiological Methologies Post 9-11

    • Missiological Methologies Post 9-11 (Video Lecture)

    • Application

    • Review the Qur'an Index in your course book

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 65, 59, 33, 63, 24, 58, 22, 48, 66, 60, 110, 49

    • Read pages 173-217: The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance

  • 13

    12.1- Qur'anic Corrections

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 1 (Video Lecture)

    • Application 1

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 2

    • Application 2

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 3

    • Application 3

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 4

    • Application 4

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 5

    • Application 5

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 6

    • Application 6

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 7

    • Application 7

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 8

    • Application 8

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 9

    • Application 9

    • Read: Summary Booklet of Daniel Alan Brubaker's "Corrections in Early Qurʾān Manuscripts: Twenty Examples"

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    12.2 - Qur'anic Debates

    • Video - Dr. Jay Smith vs. Dr. Shabir Ally - Bible vs. Qur'an Debate

    • Read: History of Qur'anic Textual Variants Dr. Joshua Lingel

    • Video - Jay Smith vs. Adnan Rashid - Speaker's Corner Debates

    • Read: Ul Umal Quran: An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an Ahmad von Denffer (Muslim Perspective)

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    13. - Historical Critique of Islam

    • Historical Critique - Biography of Muhammad is too old

    • Lecture Application

    • Historians Doubt How Islam Began

    • Lecture Application

    • Islamic Geography and the Problem with Mecca

    • Lecture Application

    • Critique of the Age of Mecca

    • Lecture Application

    • The Early Mosques Don't Face Mecca

    • Lecture Application

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    14. - The Islamic Slave Trade

    • Islamic Slavery (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Islamic Prejudice Against Blacks (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Black Color is Denigrated In Islam (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Islamic Slavery is by the Far the Worst (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

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    15. - Evangelism Reports

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    Final Section

    • Assigned Reading Assessment

    • Turn in Qur'an Tract Assignment

    • Turn in Your Qur'an Debate Transcript

    • Please report your progress in the WISE Global App

    • Do you believe in this program?

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Instructor

Instructor of MMWU Course #3 Radical Evangelism to Muslims

Dr. Jay Smith

Brethren in Christ World Mission(Missionary, Debater, Apologist/Polemicist)Jay Smith earned his PhD in Islamic Studies and has an M.Div from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, his Th.M in Missiology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Jay has been a missionary with the Brethren in Christ World Mission since 1983 working in evangelism with Muslims in England, France, and Senegal.Jay is considered to be one of the top Christian apologists to Muslims in the world, and has been involved in over 100 formal debates with Muslims and scholars.He is the leader for the national branch of i2 Ministries, England. He conducts conferences with i2 Ministries around the world to introduce the Mission Muslim World University Training program to national movements.