Folk Muslims see life holistically, without the sharp division Westerners generally perceive between the visible material world and unseen spiritual world. The people Jesus healed in first-century Palestine possessed a worldview not unlike that of many modern-day folk Muslims. As Scripture indicates, Jesus healed holistically touching bodies, souls and spirits. A holistic approach to healing prayer among folk Muslims today needs to include at least three types of prayer that heuristically we refer to as breaking prayer, healing prayer, and deliverance prayer. --Caleb Chul-Soo Kim and John and Anna Travis
Our conviction is that peacemaking prepares the spiritual and cultural soil of Islamic societies for hearing and receiving the Gospel. It prepares the society for church formation. --David Shenk and Ahmed Haile
The more a local church is defined by buildings, assets, and institution, the more vulnerable it is to persecution. Persecutors can use threats of taking away these rights and assets as leverage to control the church and silence the voice of witness. The more a local fellowship is defined primarily by community (a network of relationships), the more resistant it is to persecution. --Eric and Laura Adams
About the Author
J. Dudley Woodberry
is Dean Emeritus and Senior Professor of Islamic Studies at the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has served with his wife and three sons at the Christian Study Centre in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and as a pastor in Kabul, Afghanistan and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.