#48. How Churches Can Disciple Former Muslims: Obstacles and Lessons

Duane Alexander Miller shares frequent obstacles and lessons learned to better disciple new believers from a Muslim background.

In Madrid, Spain — as an Anglican pastor, he co-founded an Arabic fellowship for new believers from a Muslim background. He shares insights from that fellowship, typical western churches and years of international ministry experience in countries like Turkey, Jordan and Kenya.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Western churches can adapt to better disciple new believers from Muslim backgrounds
  • The benefits of ‘stop light’ discipleship
  • How God is fulfilling the promise to bless all nations through Abraham’s seed

About the Guest: 

Duane Alexander Miller has had the pleasure of teaching in many places including Costa Rica, Turkey, Kenya and Tunisia. Presently, he and his family live in Spain where he is on the pastoral staff at the Anglican Cathedral of the Redeemer and an Associate Professor at the Protestant Faculty of Theology at Madrid (UEBE).

He was born in Montana (USA) and grew up in Colorado and Mexico. In San Antonio, Texas—he completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio then an MA in theology at St Mary’s University. Later, he and his wife studied Arabic in Jordan. He helped found a seminary in Israel and then they moved to Scotland for his doctoral work.

He’s very interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. Religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari’a’s treatment of apostates were his main areas of research for his PhD in divinity. He’s also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of the Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire.

Duane Alexander Miller is the co-author or author of several books including, I Will Give Them an Everlasting Name and Two Stories.

Scripture Related to Episode:

Genesis 12: 1-3; Blessing through Abraham’s Seed

Matthew 28: 18-20; The Great Commission

Links Related to Episode:

Duane Alexander Miller Blog

Duane Alexander Miller, YouTube

Duane Alexander Miller, Author

Timestamped Show Notes:

02:04 – Topic: How Can Churches Better Care for New Believers from a Muslim Background

03:43 – I Will Give Them an Everlasting Name

04:32 – Two Stories of Everything – Muslims and Christians Understanding Each Other

04:48 – What Actually Works — Addressing Needs of New Believes from a Muslim Background

05:43 – Specific Areas to Support MBB’s

06:04 – 1. Looking at Finances and Patronage

07:20 – Prayer and the Uniqueness of the Anglican Tradition

08:28 – 2. Praying and the New MBB

09:29 – Difference in Perspective about Prayer, Example

10:51 – 3. Welcoming New MBB’s – Obstacles in Church Care for New MBB’s

11:11 – Church Goers Suspicions of New MBB

11:51 – What is Christian Community?

12:48 – 4. Being A New Family for MBB’s Who May Need One

13:00 – Lessons from Pastoring an Arabic Speaking Church

13:28 – 5. implementing ‘Stop Light’ Discipleship

14:36 – Why Muslim Ministry After Care?

15:35 – God is Doing a New Thing among Muslims

15:50 – What If No Muslims Live in My Area?

17:50 – Who’s Actually Doing the Great Commission?

19:20 – Contact Info and Buy Books on Amazon

20:30 – Dad Joke Ahead: Eating Snails

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