• Islam & Christianity

    ISLAM & CHRISTIANITY (part of the CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS series at Taylor)
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    As part of the CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS series at the E P Wahl Centre, Taylor College and Seminary is pleased to present the audio for a respectful discussion and dialogue about Islam and Christianity.

    Hosted and moderated by Dr. Randal Rauser, Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary, this conversation features two articulate presenters, Imam Sherif Ayoup of Edmonton and Dr. Andy Bannister of Toronto.

    The audio begins with a dialogue between our featured presenters, and wraps up with Q&A from the audience. 

    DATE:Friday, April 8, 2016
    TIME: 7-9 PM
    LOCATION: Imagining Church, 830 Saddleback Road (right next door to Taylor Seminary, 11525 -- 23 Avenue NW, Edmonton)

    In a world of heated rhetoric and social media outrage, the Crucial Conversations Series aspires to be a place of thoughtful and respectful dialogue about challenging issues. The E P Wahl Centre hopes to model friendly, substantive discussion (and even disagreement), valuing our discussion partners above all while advocating for points of view that we believe are important.

    The first event in this series was a dialogue between Dr. Randal Rauser and Justin Schrieber on the topic of Atheism and Christianity. That fascinating discussion has led to a continuing friendship and discussion that resulted in a new book to be published soon.

    ImamSherif AndyBannisterABOUT IMAM SHERIF AYOUP
    Imam Sherif received his BA degree with honors in the Department of Islamic Studies in English at Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. He served as an imam in the three different states in the US – California, Nevada and Arizona between 2008-2013; he recently served at the Al Rashid Mosque in north Edmonton, and is presently the Imam of the MCE Mosque in Edmonton's Old Strathcona neighbourhood.

    Andy Bannister is the Director and Lead Apologist for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries Canada. He speaks and teaches regularly throughout Canada, the USA, Europe and the wider world. From churches to universities, business forums to TV and radio, Andy regularly addresses audience of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.

    Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies. He has spoken and taught at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology.