Islam, Jesus, and People Who Don’t Act Like Him

This past week at ACU was Summit, the event formally known as Lectureship.  It was an exciting time where scholars from around the nation (and world) gathered for a forum on issues that are pressing hard against the Christian church (as a whole) in today’s world.  Topics covered were in a wide range from worship, to biblical study, to social work, to recycling, and more.  The following is a write-up on one particular Summit class that I went to, called “Jesus and Muhammad”.

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A Peter Moment

Last night I was in class, Human-Computer Interactions 2, one of my graduate classes this semester.  The teacher is not a full time prof but rather works in the real world and so she’s much easier to talk to and approach as she is without the requisite snootiness that comes with a PhD and a job in academia (not that all PhD’s are snooty, but you get the idea).  I really enjoy her class because it’s great discussion (and sidetracks) and material without the massive pressure to perform on big ol’ nasty tests and whatnot.  There’s still work, but it’s a laid-back environment where learning takes priority over regurgitating knowledge.  I very much appreciate the atmosphere she has set for our class.  But it was in this unassuming class on a normal class night that I had what I call a “Peter moment.” Continue reading