Engaging Muslims: Speaking the Truth in Love

© 2015 Robert OsburnWith every terrorist attack by radicalized Muslims, many Americans wonder whether, as Robert Spencer suggests in his new 2014 book, whether an Arab winter has come to America.  Not just to America, but also to Nigeria, Mali, France, Denmark,...

The Bible, Theology, and National Development (Part Two)

© 2015 Robert OsburnAs my fingers poised to begin this first sentence, my eyes peeked up at the bookshelf above me, and there it is…Education and National Development: A Comparative Perspective (2nd Ed.), by Fägerlin and Saha (1989).   I had just begun...

The Bible, Theology, and National Development (Part One)

© 2015 Robert OsburnOver the past week, I have spoken with two groups of students on the University of Minnesota campus, answering the question “Does Religion Help or Harm?”  It’s one of those trick questions that I wish had handled more deftly when I debated the...