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Co-existence and the Common Good

Whenever I speak at churches about Christian-Muslim relations, I find that usually people respond in one of two ways: people want to convert Muslims, or they fear them. For many evangelicals, our relationship with Muslims can be summarized as one of two polar opposites: conversion or conflict. It is either world evangelization or the clash of civilizations. But are those really the only options?

You Christians Have An Image Problem

"You Christians have an image problem," my Turkish friend told me. We had been meeting for several weeks - six couples and a single friend, Christians and Muslims, sharing meals and our respective faiths. We had developed a level of trust and respect that allowed us to speak openly.

The Man From Salalah

On the last evening of 2011, as daylight blurred into nightfall, I sat quietly in a plane on a runway flanked by desert in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I was nearing the completion of a long trip from Washington, D.C. to Muscat, the capital of Oman, a country occupying the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula. I was bracing to begin a two-week graduate seminar in Christian-Muslim relations at Al Amana Centre in Muscat.

Three Half Truths that Cripple the Church: The Problem with Sound Byte Theology

I love twitter. It forces me to be concise. It is a great discipline to weigh one's words carefully and express oneself precisely. The sound byte helps us wade through the torrent of data bombarding us. It aids us in finding the right info in a glut of information. But sound byte theology has its limitations...

Stories from Afghanistan: When God Ran

This is part two of Thomas Davis's "Stories from Afghanistan" series. On my next to last day in a Kabul classroom, something extraordinary happened...

Stories from Afghanistan: A Journey of Faith and Friendship

Thomas Davis, from our PCI Raleigh team, recently traveled to Afghanistan to work with a Muslim NGO training English teachers for two weeks. He came back with incredible stories to tell, and he will be sharing them with us in a series of posts from his blog, Incomparable Treasure.

Video: Peacemaking for Dummies

In our most recent video, Rick Love discusses Romans 12:18 - the one-verse peacemaking manual, as he puts it. Enjoy, and feel free to share this with your friends.

Top 10 Books of 2012

Here are the top ten books I've read in 2012. These books provide a rock-solid biblical and practical foundation for followers of Jesus who want to live out their faith in a glocalized world. The first two books articulate a profound summary of the gospel. The next three books describe how to live out love of neighbor practically. The reminder of the list includes books on leadership and social media, business, politics, conflict resolution and coaching. Enjoy!

Video: What Peace Catalyst Is All About

We're very excited to announce that we've been working on some new Peace Catalyst videos recently! And today's... an easy, concise description of who we are and what we do. We hope you enjoy this, and we hope you'll also share it with your friends and anyone you know who is interested in peacemaking. Thanks for helping us spread the word!

Tim McDonell on Making New Muslim Friends

Tim McDonell has recently come on as our Southern California Regional Director, and we wanted to let you get to know him better by sharing with you a bit of his personal story. Here's what he has to say about how he first started building friendships with Muslims in his hometown...