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In the mid-1500’s the Reformer Martin Luther and his wife Katie became famous for their hospitality. In their home, a big old ex-monastery called “The Black Cloister”, they hosted students, colleagues and friends for meals. With good company, good food, and Katie’s home-brewed beer (and their children tearing about after the dog), Luther and his friends discussed theology, life, and everything - a regular gathering which was recorded as his “Table Talk”.

In the spirit of such refined pursuits, Theology Network is proud to present our very own Table Talk. We’re taking time to settle down by the fire with key evangelical leaders and chat about issues that matter - and we’re releasing it as a podcast so you can download our conversations direct to your ipod. So come and join us at the table - there’s plenty of room!

Table Talk 1: Islam

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

To launch Table Talk, our first is a bumper edition. Mike Reeves chats with Andy Bannister on the subject of Islam. What do Christians really have in common with Muslims? How should we most sensitively speak to our Muslim friends? What on earth could make Mike Reeves entirely lose control during a recorded interview? Listen-in for all this and more...

Andy recommends:


Islam in Context by Peter Ridell and Peter Cotterell.
Buy now.

 
Faith to Faith by Chawkat Moucarry.
Buy now.


Answering-Islam.org

 2 Comments

Revd Dr Who   (Mon 9 Jun)
Wooo! First person to comment! really enjoyed this, it was very helpful. One thing though. Andy sayid that Muslims generally view their prophets as being sinless, at about 50:57 he says the whole line of prophets right down to Adam are viewed as sinless. Later though, he explains Muslim views of the fall. Have I misunderstood something here, or is it just a place where popular Islam diverges from what's actually in the Koran? On a less theological level, does anyone know what the music playing in the background of the guy who speaks at the intro and the end is?
Daniel said   (Mon 9 Jun)
Hello Revd Dr Who, I'll answer your last two questions but leave the first for someone who will know better! The person speaking at the start and finish is me. The music is 'It Is Finished - Part II (Hark, the Voice of Love and Mercy)' by Red Mountain Church. It's a hymn written by Jonathan Evans, 1784 and Benjamin Francis, 1787- then the guys from RMC wrote new music to the words in the last few years. You can hear more of their (superb) 'hymn renovation' music at www.redmountainmusic.com
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