While Islam seems to be taking over the world, there is a small revolution taking place. One Lutheran Church, Trinity (SELC) in Berlin, Germany, has seen their membership grow from 150 to 600 members over the past two years. Trinity and their pastor, Rev. Gottfried Martens, have been getting press all over the wrold because of this phenomenon. Are these conversions real, or just political expediency? How do we tell? Hear Pastors Todd Peperkorn and Scott Stiemeyer get to the Crux of the Matter in episode 34.
LINKS AND OTHER STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT
- Rev. Gottfried Martens
- At a Berlin church, Muslim refugees from Iran converting to Christianity in droves - FOX News
- Hundreds of Muslim Refugees convert to Christianity in German church - Christianity Today
- 'Our second mother': Iran's converted Christians find sanctuary in Germany - The Guardian
- The Other Iranian Revolution - Uwe Simon-Netto
WHAT'S BRINGING JOY THIS WEEK
- Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity, by Nabeel Qureshi
- Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story & Imagination, by Brian Godawa
WHERE TO FIND US
Todd and Scott co-host THE CRUX OF THE MATTER. You may find Todd Peperkorn @toddpeperkorn on Twitter or facebook.com/toddpeperkorn on Facebook. He also blogs, posts sermons, and random nonsense at Lutheran Logomaniac and Dark My Road. Todd’s parish is Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Rocklin, California. You can find his sermons & bible classes on YouTube HERE.
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