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Protestant Scholar, The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies in Baltimore; Ph.D. (Islam and Christianity) Georgetown University; M.A. (Theology) Fuller Theological Seminary; Ruling elder, Georgetown Presbyterian Church

The following are topics and formats the Company members are prepared to offer:

Sunday morning adult education series or individual lectures:
  • Why the Protestant Reformers Published the Qurʾan
  • Does Islam Need a Reformation?
  • Building Bridges between Protestants and Muslims
  • Rethinking the Origins of Islam
  • Crucial Contexts for Understanding Contemporary Islam
  • What Do We Mean by “Radical Islam” and Where Is It Going?
  • The History and Complexities of Christian and Islamic Fundamentalism
  • The Incarnation and Gender:  Does God becoming a man privilege men over women?
  • The Incarnation and Other Religions: Does God coming as Christ exclude other religions?
  • The Incarnation and the Body: What can God’s taking on a body teach us about how we view our own bodies?
  • Mary and the God of Justice: Listening anew to the Magnificat
  • Mary in the Islamic Tradition: Memories from the Qur'an
  • ​Re-forming Our View of Mary: Finding Protestant and Catholic room for agreement​
  • The Cross and the Suffering God: How does Christ’s suffering change our view of God?
  • The Cross and the Qurʾan: Islamic reflections on the crucifixion
  • The Cross and Our Bodies: How do Jesus’ bodily sufferings speak to our own physical condition?
  • The Cross and the Apocalypse: How does the suffering of Jesus show up in some of the New Testament’s most mysterious texts?
  • The Cross and the Psalms: Why was Jesus constantly quoting the Psalmic hymnal in the last week of his life?
  • Young Adults in the Mainline Church: Living in a time of crisis and opportunity
  • Demographics, Mainline Desertion, and the Question of Evangelism
  • The Protestant Tradition and the Concept of Vocation
  • Can Mainline Protestants Talk about Spiritual Gifts?

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