Thursday, February 25, 2010

Circumpolar Welcomes Abdul Asad

Circumpolar is now a team blog with a new contributor.  Abdul Asad (a pen name) is originally from New York, and studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  He is involved with ministry among Muslims in several different nations, with a home base in the Arabian Peninsula.  His passion is to see Jesus Christ become
incarnate in the darkest corners of the world by living the Gospel in word and deed, and empowering followers of Jesus from the global Church to do the same.

Abdul Asad is cool guy and he is passionate about Jesus.  I am looking forward to learning a lot from him.

In August 2009 St. Francis Magazine published an article written by Abdul Asad, “RETHINKING THE INSIDER MOVEMENT DEBATE: GLOBAL HISTORICAL INSIGHTS TOWARD AN APPROPRIATE TRANSITIONAL MODEL OF C5.”  I highly recommend the article, especially the table/chart at the end showing the difference between what he calls “appropriate” and “syncretistic” C5.  (Maybe Abdul Asad can repost that table/chart so we can read it all on one page?)

I also want to take this chance to remind you about the purpose of Circumpolar.  A “circumpolar” star is one that is continually visible above the horizon.  So Circumpolar exists so that the glorious Messiah would be continually visible before Muslims.  Through postings on this blog we aim to equip and resource followers of Jesus to advance the gospel among Muslims.

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Tim Al-Muhajir said...
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Tim Herald said...

Glad to have you!!