iHOPE Blogs

Talk about Faith this Christmas

It's easy to forget that people of other faiths living around us might not really know what Christians believe about Christmas. Take Maryam and Mohammad for example. They arrived in America in September as International Students from Saudi Arabia. By Christmas, they had concluded that ...

3 Things Persecuted Christians Can Teach Us

What can persecuted Christians teach us? If you’re like most Christians I know, you’ve not had to deeply weigh a decision for Christ knowing that you might face communal pressure, shame, or death. It’s hard for us Westernized Christians to imagine what it’s like for ...

Jesus Brings Hope

Isolation, fear, financial hardships, grief - any these things by themselves can radically alter the course of your life. Imagine all of them happening at once. Now imagine that happening to you without faith and trust in Jesus Christ. That’s what happened to Samer. He ...

How Christians Can Explain Easter to Muslims

Hello! It’s Holy Week. Have you ever considered how you might explain Easter to Muslims? While Christians like you and I know why we celebrate Easter, most Muslims don’t - Muslims like my friend Ahmad.  He thought Easter was about rabbits and chocolate eggs! Ahmad didn’t ...

Share Jesus with Muslims at Thanksgiving

It started out like any other Thanksgiving among family and friends - turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie.  No one expected it would be any different - until our guests Saeed and Sheva excitedly started taking “selfies” with the turkey. Never before have we seen two ...

How to share the gospel with Muslims

It’s a privilege to share the gospel with Muslims. And while it can be one of the most loving, joyful things you’ll ever do, it can seem hard getting started. So let me point you in the right direction. For years, I invested time and ...

FINDING GOOD SOIL

One of the “5 Essentials” we teach in iHOPE workshops is knowing “good soil” when you see it. No, I’m not talking about gardening. I am talking about looking for clues that you might have met a “person of peace,” someone whose heart God has ...

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH MUSLIMS

Decades ago, I set out to get “skilled-up” to share the Gospel with Muslims—I wanted to know the most effective way to engage them. I didn’t think it’d be too hard because I’d grown up in the Middle East. I began to study the Quran ...
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THREE WAYS TO LOVE MUSLIMS

Let’s talk about love, one of five interlocking essentials every Christian should know and do: love Muslims as God loves them in thoughts, words, and actions. Love is the most powerful ingredient that makes the other four essentials effective and lasting. The Impact of Love ...

AVOID THIS COMMON MISTAKE WHEN SHARING YOUR FAITH

About two years ago, I met three fellow believers at an iHOPE workshop—their names were Alexa, Taylor, and John. The three of them felt God’s call to share their faith with their Muslim neighbors and took a courageous step to begin gospel-centered relationships with Muslims ...