In today’s religious and political climate, we are left with so many questions that leave our heads spinning. One of the big questions we have as Christians in the Western world today is, “What are we supposed to think about Islam?” This question gives birth to a host of additional questions that can lead to feelings of fear, doubt and frustration when we think about our Muslim neighbors locally and abroad.
To help us carefully unpack these questions the Chicago Church of Christ is hosting a vitally important conversation with an expert in the field of Muslim/Christian relations, Dr. Evertt W. Huffard. It is our belief that by openly tackling the misunderstandings we have regarding our Muslim neighbors we are expanding the light of our Christian witness into a world racked with fear and anger. It is our hope to bring light and love into these questions and answer them in a Christian way. Please join us for an afternoon of enlightening discussion!
Bonus Session: Session 3 is optional, especially designed for those who are interested in coming to Israel this May with Dr. Huffard the Becknell’s. Stick around for a great preview to the tour and some Q/A.
This event is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.
Dr. Evertt W. Huffard is Professor of Leadership and Missions at Harding School of Theology, in Memphis, Tennessee, where he has taught for 29 years. He served as VP/Dean for 15 years. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from Harding University. He is a consultant for church leaders as one of the partners in Hope Network Ministries. He provides church equipping for missions through Mission Resource Network. He has hosted over 30 tour groups to Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan and Israel. In 2014 he consulted for 24 churches in 9 states and participated in church leadership development in Australia, Honduras, Israel, and Mozambique. In 2016 he hosted a tour to Greece and Ephesus. The last half of the year he will be teaching in Singapore, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, and Zambia.
His cross-cultural experiences began as a teenager when his parents moved to Jerusalem, Jordan in 1963. He attended an Arab High School on the West Bank. He returned to the USA in 1967 and after graduating from Lubbock Christian University (A.A.), Harding University (B.A.), and Harding School of Theology (M.A. and M.Th.) he worked with the Church of Christ in Nazareth, Israel and taught Bible at the Galilee Christian High School. He completed a Ph.D. in Inter-Cultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1985 with a focus on the Muslim-Christian encounter. He has ten years of urban ministry experience in Los Angeles and Memphis. He lectures on leadership, missions, biblical archaeology, and the Muslim-Christian encounter. He was a participant in a faith-based diplomacy project with leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman, Jordan in 2011.
Evertt and his wife, Ileene, have three children and seven grandsons.