Duke University and Religious Pluralism

We are watching a eye-opening drama unfold at Duke University.  Earlier this week, Duke announced that at 1pm on Friday of each week a 3-minute Muslim call to prayer would be broadcast from its campus chapel tower.Duke University chapel bell tower

Duke, a Methodist university in its origins, was allowing this Muslim practice in the name of “religious pluralism.”

This is the same university that a few years ago kicked Chick-fil-A off its campus because of the “intolerant” remarks of its president Dan Cathy with respect to a biblical view of marriage.

Here’s the picture:  while evangelical, biblical Christianity is being suppressed in the name of liberal open-mindedness, groups such as Islam are being given the open door!  It is mind-boggling.

As of this writing, Duke has reversed its decision to allow the Muslim call to prayer.  But, the furor goes on.  We have a dramatic clash of kingdoms taking place in our world.  Jesus spoke of it in Matthew 24 when He said, “kingdoms shall rise against kingdom” (Matt. 24:7).  It is a battle to the death between darkness and light.

Duke is but one skirmish.  It is time for us to be about the work of Christ’s kingdom.  The battle is joined.

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