Understanding and Answering Islam 2017, a Summit by Ravi Zacharias Int'l Mi...
Is Islam a religion of peace?
Many spokespersons for Islam are quick to say Islam is a religion of peace. Many of us have spoken to ordinary Muslims who firmly believe that any violence perpetrated in the name of Islam is a corruption of their faith. At the same time, critics of Islam are just as quick to respond that Islam is inherently violent since this is exemplified, and even commanded, in its authoritative texts.
Christians also claim they follow a religion of peace, indeed that Jesus is the “Prince of Peace.” Proclaiming this in the public square presents Christians with a perplexing and complex set of challenges. We are uncomfortably taken to task publicly for the violence in the Old Testament and for many of the historic examples of things done in the name of Christianity. How can Christians challenge Muslims about peace without risk of hypocrisy?
Van Dyke Church joins RZIM in recognizing and seeking to respond to these challenges biblically and thoughtfully. World-renown speakers will seek to equip Christians to speak powerfully, and graciously, into this debate with a true gospel of peace that successfully negotiates these objections.
This event is designed for anyone interested in the questions raised by the interaction between Islam and Christianity. The Summit is completely new and different each year. This will be a wonderful time of spiritual renewal and greater understanding of our Muslim friends. YOU WILL BE BLESSED!
Van Dyke will be a host site to simulcast this very special 2-day summit. Space is limited and the event will sell out - register today!
LUNCH OPTION ON SATURDAY:
For lunch on Saturday, you may pre-order a meal from the Van Dyke Coffee House or visit a local restaurant off site. If you would like a to pre-order lunch from the Coffee House, purchase a Lunch Ticket in addition to purchasing your event entrance ticket.
SATURDAY LUNCH MENU:
- Ham & cheese wrap, potato salad, cookie and bottle of water
- Turkey and cheese wrap, potato salad, cookie and bottle of water
- Veggie wrap, potato salad, cookie and bottle of water
- 1905 Salad, chips, cookie and bottle of water