Purpose of this Couse...

Equip the Christian to effectively engage in evangelism with Muslims through a deeper understanding of the Islamic Worldview.

Muslims often raise polemical questions about the Bible, the nature of Jesus, and the origins and development of Christianity. This course discusses a response to those critical questions while assessing the origins and early development of Islam. The research has been peer-reviewed, and covers modern critical scholarship on the Biography of Muhammad, the six genres of Islamic historical tradition, as well as source and textual criticism of the Qur’an.

Subjects Covered In This Course

The course will assist students in becoming equipped with responses to critical questions (philosophical and theological issues) raised by Muslims that attempt to undermine the foundations of the Christian faith and prove it to be self-contradictory, flawed, or false (This is a defense). Secondly, this class will provide the students with information on Islam and an introduction to polemics that undermine ones confidence in trusting the Islamic historical origins, philosophy or doctrines as true (This is the “offense”).

  • Islamic worldview

  • The Life and supposed-Prophethood of Muhammad

  • The miraculous nature of the Qur’an

  • Textual criticism of the Qur’an

  • Shariah Law

  • The nature of Jesus

  • The origins and development of Christianity

  • Practical Guidelines to being involved in the Great Commission

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Mission Muslim World University!

  • 4

    3. Biography of Muhammad Part 1

  • 5

    4. Biography of Muhammad Part 2

  • 6

    5. Muhammad's Prophethood and Moral Character

    • Muhammad's Prophethood and Moral Character Video

    • Application

    • Course Book Reading

    • Evangelism Report #3

  • 7

    6. Historical Critique of the Sources for the Life of Mohammad

    • Historical Critique of the Sources for the Life of Mohammad Video

    • Application

    • Comment on your how your prayer meeting is going

  • 8

    7. Shariah Law and Society

    • Shariah Law and Society Video

    • Application

    • Review the Hadith Index

  • 9

    8. Qu’ran Critique Part 1 Revelation and Compilation

    • Qu’ran Critique Part 1 Revelation and Compilation

    • Application

    • Course Book Reading

  • 10

    9. Qu’ran Critique Part 2 Content Stories Prophets Enemies Rituals

    • Qu’ran Critique Part 2 Content Stories Prophets Enemies Rituals Video

    • Application

    • Evangelism Report #4

    • Comment on your how your prayer meeting is going

  • 11

    10. Qu’ran Critique 3 Miraculous Nature Eloquence Literary Qualities Arabic Universal Application

    • Qu’ran Critique 3 Miraculous Nature Eloquence Literary Qualities Arabic Universal Application Video

    • Application

    • Course Book Reading

  • 12

    11. Textual Criticism of the Qu’ran

    • Textual Criticism of the Qu’ran Video

    • Application

    • Read What Is the Koran by Toby Lester

    • Comment on your how your prayer meeting is going

  • 13

    12. ‘Isa in Islam or Jesus in Christianity

    • ‘Isa in Islam or Jesus in Christianity Video

    • Application

    • Read Excerpt of Jesus and the God of Israel - God Crucified by Richard Bauckham

    • Richard Bauckham on Pauline Christology

    • Christology: the Central Battle Between Christians and Muslims

    • Read and Review this Handout on Christology and the Trinity

    • Christology: Jesus' Divine Identity by Stephen Venable

    • Two powers in Heaven - Michael Heiser

    • Read: Putting Jesus in His Place

    • Christology Test

  • 14

    13. Read the Medina portion of the Life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq

    • life of Muhammad by Ibn Ishaq Reading Assignement

    • Required Reading: Hijra of the Prophet section of the Life of Muhammad (p. 219-690)

    • Assignment: Life of Muhammad Evangelism Index

  • 15

    14. A Guide to Finishing the Great Commission

    • A Guide to Finishing the Great Commission Video

    • Application

    • Evangelism Report #5

    • Course Book Reading

  • 16

    Christology Debates

    • Mohammed Hijab vs. David Wood _ Tawheed vs. Trinity

    • Bart Ehrman vs. Michael Bird - How Jesus Became God Debate.

  • 17

    Final Chapter

    • Make some final Comments on your how your prayer meeting went

    • Build a Tract Project

    • Assignment: Write a Polemics Paper

    • Did you make a commitment in the Wise Global phone app?

    • Did you complete your reading assignments?

    • Final Exam

    • Do you believe in this program?

Instructor

Founder and Chief Professor of MMWU

Dr. Joshua Lingel

Professor of Course #1 - Islam's Issues, Agendas and the Great Commission Professor of Course #2 - Christian Apologetics to Islam Dr. JOSHUA LINGEL is the President and visionary leader of i2 Ministries. Currently, he is responsible for leading training in Muslim Ministry and Islamic Studies for a network of over 20,000 churches in Asia, Africa and South America. The goal of i2 is to provide each church and Christian the accessibility to all the training they need to finish the Great Commission among Muslims from voices of global Christianity.Joshua Lingel was called into Muslim Ministry at age 18 when God spoke to him to study everything he could about Islam and since then train up the global church to target the Muslims in one generation. He has been involved in Muslim Evangelism since 1991. Lingel attended six universities in Islamic Studies, including University of Washington, University of London, Harvard and Talbot School of Theology, in Muslim Ministry and Christian Theology, teaching at Biola University & Talbot School of Theology undergrad & graduate students in Christian Apologetics to Islam since 1999.From 2003-2009 Joshua Lingel was co-founder and director of strategic projects with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), He is married to Jussara Robert Lingel and together they lead i2 Ministries.

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