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December 15, 2018

Engaging our Muslim Neighbors

Recent studies show that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.  Christ called us to love our neighbors.  So how do we share Christ's love with our Muslim neighbors?  Ed Stetzer talks with Micah Fries and Keith Whitfield, authors of the book "Islam and North America", about the common links and differences between Christians and Muslims and how we can engage them as we follow our calling from Christ.  

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Micah Fries
Micah Fries

Micah Fries

Micah Fries is the Senior Pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Prior to serving at Brainerd, he served as the Vice President of LifeWay Research in Nashville, TN and as a frequent speaker in churches and conferences. He has served as a Senior Pastor in Missouri and an international church planter in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Micah, along with Dr. Keith Whitfield, is the co-editor and author of Islam & North America: Loving our Muslim Neighbors, a book on engaging North American  Muslims. . Micah is also a Fellow at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He holds a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Seminary and a B.A. in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida.  Micah and his wife Tracy have three children, Sarah Grace, Kessed Noel and Haddon.

Keith Whitfield
Keith Whitfield

Keith Whitfield

Dr. Keith Whitfield is Assistant Professor of Theology and Vice President for Academic Administration at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is co-author with Micah Fries of the book "Islam and North America: Loving our Muslim Neighbors".   Keith graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, an M.Div., Th. M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D.,from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Keith and his wife, Amy have two children, Mary and Drew.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the truth of the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Airs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon CT on Moody Radio.