Christian - Muslim Interactions

The Very First Thing to Say

from Shane's Muslim Connect

“Are you all right?”

Fireworks and Faces

from Shane's Muslim Connect

“Wanna come ta tha show?” The young face was brown, but the accent was classic West Yorkshire. And his arms were full of fireworks! We were newly arrived in England, walking around our neighborhood, wondering how to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day, when a dear Afghan family from down the road asked us to join in their fireworks fun. I’ll never forget the warmth and kindness I felt at being invited to share it with them. They went on to be friends to us throughout our too short time in their town.

Should Christians Read the Quran?

from Shane's Muslim Connect

Mary, Baby Jesus, and a Major Misconception

from Shane's Muslim Connect


Her name was Noor. She was curious, compassionate, and smart. She was pursuing on a Phd in math in France, far from her Damascus home. She and my wife, Ann, had talked about family, faith, the growing fear in Syria, and hope for the future. Having asked her a number of questions, Ann backed off a bit and said, “Do you have any questions for me?” 

Children of ISIS

from Shane's Muslim Connect


With the defeat of ISIS in Syria and Iraq comes the death of the caliphate dream. As the smoke clears, we’re beginning to sift through the rubble and look ahead.

As usual, women and children have suffered extraordinarily in this conflict. Here are three sets of kids whose situation remains perilous in a post-ISIS Middle East.