The Cross through the Eyes of a Secret Believer: A Message on John 19

This post is a message I recently shared at a local church in South Asia. Subscribe to this blog to receive updates in your e-mail about No Cousins Left! Secret believers are a common phenomenon in Muslim ministry. A few years ago, a friend and I were going village by village in a rural areaContinue reading “The Cross through the Eyes of a Secret Believer: A Message on John 19”

Systematic Theology 2: The Word of God

This blog post is part of a series on Systematic Theology. The method of this series is to follow Wayne Grudem’s well-known Systematic Theology. This series also interacts explicitly with Systematic Theology with a view towards ministry to South Asian Muslims. These blog posts start with Grudem but are modified. I agree with Grudem’s twoContinue reading “Systematic Theology 2: The Word of God”

Our Engaging South Asian Muslims E-Course is Live!

I want to share an exciting announcement! No Cousins Left has launched its first E-Course to train others in how to make disciples and plant churches among the almost 600 million Muslims of South Asia. This E-Course is self-paced, meaning that you can access each lesson at any time. This training consists of twelve lessons.Continue reading “Our Engaging South Asian Muslims E-Course is Live!”

Theology 1: Introduction to Systematic Theology

This blog post is part of a series on Systematic Theology. The method of this series is to follow Wayne Grudem’s well-known Systematic Theology. This series also interacts explicitly with Systematic Theology as related to ministry to South Asian Muslims. These blog posts follow Grudem but include significant modifications. The starting point of this studyContinue reading “Theology 1: Introduction to Systematic Theology”

Systematic Theology Course

“What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 (CSB) I am embarking on a theological education course with my disciples that will take a little over a year. Next week, I plan to begin teaching throughContinue reading “Systematic Theology Course”

Bible Question: How Old was Timothy?

Friends and coworkers send me biblical questions on a fairly regular basis. Some of these questions are helpful for others as well. So, as I have a chance, I will put my answers here as well. This morning, a colleague asked me, “How old do you think Timothy was when he started with Paul andContinue reading “Bible Question: How Old was Timothy?”

Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians (Part 3 of 3)

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:12 (NASB) This post is part three of three posts on Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians. Click here for Part one. Click here for partContinue reading “Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians (Part 3 of 3)”

Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians (Part 2 of 3)

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:12 (NASB) This post is part two of three posts on Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians. Click here for Part one. Ephesians 6:10-20 is theContinue reading “Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians (Part 2 of 3)”

Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians (Part 1 of 3)

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavens.” Ephesians 6:12 (NASB) I remember my first visit to Kaliyar Sharif dargah in Uttarkhand, India. The Muslim saint, Alauddin Ali Ahmed Sabir Kalyari (d. 1291 AD),Continue reading “Spiritual Warfare in Ephesians (Part 1 of 3)”

“Casteism” in South Asian Islam

Today, I am reading Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi’s short book, Muslims in India. Nadwi (1914-1999), often known as Ali Miyan, was a renowned Islamic scholar from Lucknow who wrote over fifty books. He was considered a key leader in the Deobandi and Tablighi Jamaat movements. As I read, I am amazed at some of theContinue reading ““Casteism” in South Asian Islam”