The Land and the Book
Air Date May 18, 2013
Ever since 9/11, there's been a sense of tension between Islam and the West. Should we be concerned about the rise of Islamic fundamentalism, or is such fear nothing more than an irrational paranoia that many now label Islamophobia? Is Islam a religion of peace … and do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? What role should the church play in addressing these issues? This week's guest is Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and we will be talking with him about his latest book, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, that directly addresses these questions!
Then later in the program, get ready to hike down the Mount of Olives. We're on a journey of discovery to find Absalom's monument that he built to honor himself.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Dr. Erwin Lutzer has served as senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago since 1980. He was born and reared in Canada near Regina, Saskatchewan. In addition to his pastoral duties, Dr. Lutzer is an award-winning author of more than thirty books, a celebrated international conference speaker and the featured speaker on three radio programs heard worldwide.
Dr. Charlie Dyer and Jon Gauger
Dr. Charlie Dyer
Dr. Charlie Dyer is professor-at-large of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill. Dyer is an Old Testament scholar as well as an authority on Middle Eastern history and religion. As a licensed guide to Israel, he has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East over the last two decades. Dyer has authored and co-edited many books and articles on the Middle East and the Old Testament. His articles have been published in Bibliotheca Sacra and Michigan Theological Journal. Dr. Dyer’s books include The Rise of Babylon, What’s Next?, The New Christian Traveler’s Guide to the Holy Land and Strike the Dragon.
Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Dr. Paul Nyquist's weekly teaching program, Moody Presents, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children—all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.