"How to Understand a Muslim and Change" seminar
May 4-5, 2007
ESL Cooperative Ministry

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Teaching on Islam @ Woodgreen Presbyterian Church

1. Introduction to Islam

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Listen (Windows Media Player) - November 5, 2006

2. Expansion of Islam

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Listen (Windows Media Player) - November 12, 2006

3 & 4. Understanding Islam

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Listen part 1 (Windows Media Player) - November 19 & 26, 2006

5. Spiritual World of Islam

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Listen (Windows Media Player) - December 3, 2006

6. Cultural Barriers

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Listen (Windows Media Player) - December 10, 2006

7. Theological Differences

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Listen (Windows Media Player)- December 17, 2006

8. Outreach & Summary

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Listen (Windows Media Player)- December 24, 2006

Most of the basic material on Islam have been used from www.encounteringislam.org resources; however, I have added extensive information from my own personal experience, understanding  and other resources. My testimony of conversion from Islam  to Christianity is included.

 

 

How to Read a Book (Paperback)
by Mortimer J. Adler (Author), Charles Van Doren

 

How To Make A Book Your Own (PDF)

Inspectional Reading (PDF)

The Essence of Active Reading (PDF)

The Three Kinds of Note Making (PDF)


 

CESLM SPRING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE on May 5 & 6, 2006

INTERCULTURAL ISSUES IN ESL

Islamic Worldview (and how to help Muslim backgrounded
people to adapt Western Culture).
[Microsoft PowerPoint file]

www.eslcooperative.ca


TEACHING AT HIGH SCHOOL ON ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY

Calgary Christian School - January 11, 2006.

High School Class name: Religious Meanings PowerPoint

 


 

Seminar given @ Children of Abraham Conference on December 30, 2005   

PowerPoint (~2MB)
Summary of Evangelistic Insights on Sharing the Gospel with Muslims



Worldview application in the PowerPoint is taken from the book called "Total Truth" by Nancy Pearchey. Creation, Fall, Redemtion is not my original idea at all. I simply see this: Mat 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. " Christian has two main tasks in seeking: The Kingdom of God and His righteousness. It's not the only being justified that which good but also the strenght of Christian is in seeking His Kingdom that which purifies the Christian with the hope of glory. It is his desires for God that which is evidence of His righteousness in the heart of Christian.

1. Kingdom of God [Intellectual level]
I see Kingdom of God is not related to heart level but it is tengible side of God. It may be called Christian ethics, Worldview, education, ideas etc. This is more on intellectual level. It's the visible side of the iceberg of the righteousness of Christ.This is where visible clashes happens with others like homosexualism, abortion, evolution, Islam, Secularism, etc.

Though this level may be considered only in intellectual level, it in reality springs from righteousness of God. Hence, this level should never be completely separated from righteousness of God level. In fact, in reality it is the rigteousness of God that which is the original of the Kingdom of God. I do not believe 'Kingdom of God' can exist apart from the rigteousness of God at all. It's intimately related to each other.

2. Righteousness of God which is revealed in Christ. [faith/heart level]
Rom 3:21-22 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it-- the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe.

Trusting the gospel of Jesus Christ for all of life. Fearing God not fearing man; seeking holiness not happiness; seeking self-sacrifice, not self glory; seeking humility not arrogance. I would say this part is harder than the Kingdom of God part. The true enemy here is not primarily Satan, nor the world but the flesh. It's self-righteousness that prevents us to obey and surrender our hearts to Christ day by day. It's in abiding in Christ that we find true strenght against the self-righteousness. It's only the righteousness of Christ that can stand against the righteousness of the self.

The way to grow in this level is through constant repetance and faith in Christ. Trusting and obeying His Word.

If I want to give an example for the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, the relationship between hot coffee and its steam a cold day is probably one of the best example. The steam does not exist apart from the coffee. However, coffee can exist without having steam coming out of it.

Unfortunately, Christians have many ideas or worldviews coming from their past experiences, culture, other people, family etc. They do not see the necessity of change of mind as Romans 12:1-2 calls us for. We can challenge people on worldview level (steam), yet we may forget their heart (coffee) which is the true source of our problematic thinking. Pro 27:19 "As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man."




 


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT/LEADERSHIP
Gokhan Kaya

Over the years, I have found many books that contributed to my personal development. I have summarised some of them for my own benefit so that I can revisit them and gain understanding, be accountable to myself and principles I have set.

I have come to understanding that if a person is not self-directed and his own leader, he can't lead others. So, in that respect, I found valuable few books and summarised them. Here's one of them in PDF format.

Feeding & Leading: PRactical Handbook on Administration in Churches and Christian Organizations   Goals (PDF)

Click on this book to buy it from Amazon.Com

One of my favorite web site on
Personal Development and Leadership : http://www.breakfastwithfred.com

Our Dependence Upon God by Dr. Donald Grey Barnhouse (Real Player)
Trials and Pain: Heartache or Happiness by A.W. Tozer (text)
Leadership #1 and Leadership #2  by Dr. John Gertsner mentor of R.C. Sproul
Theology and Culture, David Wells interviewed by Mark Dever (MP3, 12MB)

DEVELOPING FEAR OF GOD

The Fear Factor by Wayne Mack & Joshua Mack

the Fear FactorFear is one factor all people have in common regardless of race, color, creed, gender, personality tendency, educational or economic status, or age. God knows the debilitating effect fear has on His people.

In their Bible Study The Fear Factor, Wayne and Joshua Mack show that by thinking the same way as an unbeliever you are imprisoned by misplaced faith. By guiding you through God's Word they help you realize the resources that are available to you in Christ. By explaining God's game plan, they take you to the heart of the problem, getting face to face with fear so you can throw off the shackles that bind you. Christ came to set you free.

Discussion questions at the end of each chapter help you to make this study practical.

Click here to read summary of Chapter 5 [summarized for the purpose of printing and meditating daily]

Click here to read summary of the whole book [summarized for the purpose of printing and meditating daily]

KEY LIFE www.keylife.org
Friday, June 23, 2006
Questions & Answers
Im struggling with sin, will God turn His back on me? The answer to that and other questions.
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Thursday, June 22, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Philippians
Avoiding pain will cause you more pain.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Philippians
Justification is by faith. Sanctification is by elbow grease. Not!
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Philippians
God shows up for people who do right. If you believe that, you'll believe anything!
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Monday, June 19, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Philippians
What you have left when youve lost everything is the only thing important.
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Monday, June 26, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Philippians
Be single-minded and you can get what you want...even bad stuff.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
It's who you are, not what you do.
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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
If you get the cart before the horse, the horse will get irritated and you won't go anywhere.
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Monday, January 30, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
Grace precedes and defines holiness.
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"For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting."
- Gen. George C. Patton

   
Thursday, January 26, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
"If I've messed you up, I'm so very sorry."
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
"Steve, you're encouraging sin!" "No, I'm not. I don't have to."
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Tuesday, January 24, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
Elephants and people get hooked on guilt.
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Monday, January 23, 2006
The Gospel of Grace: Galatians
"Do you feel guilty? Good! Send me money."
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