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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop Series – Professor Bahkou


June 22, 2020
June 24, 2020




Due to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this workshop will be held online.

Muslims and the Gospel, from Challenges to Opportunities: Getting to Know Our Muslim Friends

Islam is the major world religion that has risen since the birth of Christianity. It is the only major world religion that claims to reform Christianity. And it is the only major world religion that uses many Christian Scriptures, symbols, thoughts and sentiments but interprets them differently from Christians.

This workshop will examine these challenges. Are ISIS, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terrorist Islamic groups following Islam? Why should we in the West be interested in Islam? What challenges does Islam present to disciples of Christ? What do Muslims believe? How do they see life? What moves them? Where do we start when it comes to sharing the Good News of the Gospel?

This workshop will encourage and equip participants to befriend Muslims as people whom God loves and wants to include in His family.

Registration deadline: June 1, 2020

Dr. Abjar Bahkou

Bahkou is associate professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He joined the Seminary faculty in June 2018. Before that, he served in several capacities at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Bahkou has written numerous articles and translated many works from English to Arabic. He brings a rich background of experiences to the task of thinking through Christian witness to our Muslim neighbors.

Tentative schedule

June 22 10-11:45 a.m. Session One
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Two
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
June 23 10-11:45 a.m. Session Three
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A
2-3:45 p.m. Session Four
3:45-4 p.m. Q&A
June 24 10-11:45 a.m. Session Five
11:45 a.m.-noon Q&A

Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty/staff presenters.