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Academic Conferences and Presentations

Concordia Theological Seminary, Saint Louis, Missouri, Multi Ethnic Symposium, (January 27-28, 2014).

Using Fiction as a Vehicle for Popularizing History, Jujry Zaidan's Historical Novels. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Conferences of the Association for the Study of Middle East and Africa. Tide of Changes: Looking back and forging ahead in the Middle East and Africa, Washington D.C. (November 21-23, 2013).

Conecting with Muslims: Jesus way, Grace Lutheran Church, Midland Texas (October 6, 2013).

Jurji Zaydan: Activist and Reformer during the Arab Renaissance, A Paper Presented to Thirty Seventh International Conference of ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies: Christian Contribution to Arab Renaissance, Oxford University, England, (July 15-18, 2013).

Syriac Christianity: its Origins and Historical Development, Symposium on World Religions, Concordia Theological Seminary, Saint Louis (March 11-15, 2013).

Theological Principles for Muslim Christian Dialogue, Symposium on World Religions, Concordia Theological Seminary, Saint Louis (March 11-15, 2013).

Do Christian and Muslims Worship the Same God? Understanding of God in Chrisianity and Islam, A symposium on the Future of the Church sponsored by the Center for Ministry Effectiveness and Educational Leadership and the Kyle Lake Center for Effective Preaching, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University (April 23, 2012).

Muslims and the Gospel, From Challenge to Opportunity. Six lectures on Muslim-Christian dialogue given at Peace Lutheran Church, in Hurst, TX, from November 13-December 18, 2011).

"Using the Seven Principles to Connect with Muslims" 2nd Annual Islamic Awareness Weekend, Baruch Hashem Messianic Synagogue, Dallas, Texas, August 22-23, 2009.

Cristiana e Musulmani nel Mondo Arabo ieri ed oggi: Conflitti e Incontri Culturali e Religiosi (Christians and Muslims in the Arab World, Yesterday and Today: Conflicts and religious encounters) Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy, February 27-28, 2009.

Baptist-Muslim National Dialogue, Sponsored by the Baptist and Islamic Organizations Andover Newton Theological School, Boston, Massachusetts, January 9-11, 2009.

"Muslims in America and their Relation to Christians," Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Carrollton, Texas, August 31, 2008.

"Kitab al-Kafi Fi al-Ma'na al-Shafi (The Complete Book of the Healing Meaning) the Christian Apology of Gerasimus," An International Colloquium on the Literary Production of Melkites in the Pre-Ottoman Era (AD 750-1561), Beirut, Lebanon, January 2008.

"Christians and the Challenge of Islam," Annual Conference on Islam organized by Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, April 19, 2008.

"Journey of Faith, Islam and Christianity," four lectures at the University of Texas Arlington (UTA), April 2007.

  • "The Scripture, the Bible and the Wuran," April 2, 2007.
  • "Key Doctrines: Sin, Salvation, Jesus Christ," April 9, 2007.
  • "Contemporary Issues in the Christian Muslim Relations," April 16, 2007.
  • "Christians and Muslims, Dialogue or Confrontation," April 23, 2007.

"The Islamic Movements and their Challenges," First Baptist Church, Grapevine, July 2005.

"The Use of Analogies in Christian-Arabs and Muslim Debates in the Middle Ages," Christian Arabic Panel, at the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, St. Louis, Missouri, March 12-15, 2010.