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

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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Orientation

    • Course Syllabus

    • Introduction to Required Reading

    • Download the Wise Global App - Make Your Commitment - Report Your Progress

    • Student Community Forum

    • Online Student Library

  • 2

    1 - Introduction to Muslim Evangelism

  • 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)

    • Post a RISE Comment

    • 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)

    • 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)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading (120-136)

    • Post a RISE Comment

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

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

    • Post a RISE Comment

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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)

    • 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

    • Post a RISE Comment

  • 10

    9. - Frequently Asked Questions

    • Frequently Asked Questions (Video Lecture)

    • 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

    • Post a RISE Comment

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    10. - The Attraction of Islam

    • The Attraction of Islam (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application

    • Course Book Reading (180-211)

    • Post a RISE Comment

    • 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

    • Post a RISE Comment

  • 12

    11. - Missiological Methologies Post 9-11

    • Missiological Methologies Post 9-11 (Video Lecture)

    • 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

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

    • Post a RISE Comment

  • 13

    12.1- Qur'anic Corrections

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 1 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 1

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 2 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 2

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 3 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 3

    • Read Part 1: The Orgins of the Koran by Ibn Warraq

    • Post a RISE Comment

    • Reading and Index - The Qur'an - Suras 66, 60, 110, 49, 9, 5

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    12.2 - Quranic Corrections Continued

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 4 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 4

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 5 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 5

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 6 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 6

    • Read Part 2: The Orgins of the Koran by Ibn Warraq (Pages 63-163)

    • Post a RISE Comment

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    12.3 - Quranic Corrections Continued

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 7 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 7

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 8 (Video Lectures)

    • Lecture Application 8

    • Qur'anic Corrections Part 9 (Video Lecture)

    • Lecture Application 9

    • Read Part 3: The Orgins of the Koran by Ibn Warraq (Pages 163-362)

    • Post a RISE Comment

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    12.4 - Qur'anic Debates

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

    • Post a RISE Comment on the Debate

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

    • Post a RISE Comment on the Debate

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

    • Post a RISE Comment

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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

    • Evangelism Report #1

    • Evangelism Report #2

    • Evangelism Report #3

    • Evangelism Report #4

    • Evangelism Report #5

  • 20

    Final Section

    • Turn in Qur'an Index Assignment

    • Assigned Reading Assessment

    • Turn in Your Qur'an Debate Transcript

    • Please report your progress in the WISE Global App

    • Attend a Live MMWU Zoom Session

    • Do you believe in this program?

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Online Master's Degree

A Pathway to a Master of Arts in Ministry with an Islamic Studies Concentration

God’s Bible School & College (gbs.edu) has partnered with Mission Muslim World University (mmwu.org) offering a pathway to receive a Master of Arts in Ministry with an Islamic Studies Concentration. This degree is designed for those with Bible college undergrad degrees who want grad-level theology and ministry training to evangelize and disciple Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s Bible School & College will award an MA degree to students who complete the 18 credit hours of core online-classes through God’s Bible School & College and transfer in up to 18 credit hours of completed online-classes completed through Mission Muslim World University.