Stories of Christian-Muslim Relations on Feb. 1

“Along the Arabian Peninsula:  Oman, Islam & Christian-Muslim Relations

with Nathan F. Elmore

Friday, Feb. 1 at 1:00 pm: a Vintage Lunch at the Bonhoeffer House

Catholic theologian Hans Kung has said: “There will be no peace among nations without peace among religions.”

  As Christians in Americawe live at a very pressing intersection: How are we to relate well with our Muslim neighbors here and around the world?

The roads of global urgencies in Egypt, Nigeria, and elsewhere often meet the path of great ignorance about Islam on the American street and in the American pew. All the while the trail of growing fears has a strong grip on many of us.

In January, 2012, Nathan F. Elmore traveled to Oman for a graduate seminar on Christian-Muslim relations in Arabia. For this Vintage talk, he'll explore Oman through four stories, each providing a peculiar window into the larger narrative of Christian-Muslim relations.

  • Iowa, frankincense, and the man from Salalah.
  • What St. Thomas has to do with Muhammad.
  • The redemption of Sharia will not be televised.
  • Proximity and distance in the house of a sheikh.

Nathan is the Baptist collegiate minister atVirginiaCommonwealthUniversityand serves Peace Catalyst International, an evangelical peacemaking organization which concentrates on Christian-Muslim relations. He is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Global Christianity through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

All are welcome.  For more information or to rsvp, contact Karen Marsh