(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dr. Ayman Ibrahim will serve as the keynote speaker for the RTS Jackson Missions Conference on September 10 and 11, 2019. Dr. Ibrahim will be speaking on the topic “Reaching Out To My Muslim Neighbor.”
Dr. Ibrahim was born and raised in Egypt. Since 1991, he has taught in various countries in the Muslim world and in the west at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary in the United States and at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon. Some of the courses he has taught include “Introduction to Islam,” “Emergence and Historical Development of Islam,” “Islamic Texts (Quran, Hadith, and Tafsir),” and “Quranic Arabic: Exegeting Islam’s Scripture.”
“You don’t understand how much I am looking forward to having Dr. Ibrahim as the keynote speaker,” commented Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros, Harriet Barbour Professor of Missions. “We could not have a more qualified speaker on the subject of Islam. You should not miss this opportunity to hear Dr. Ibrahim and learn from the Word of God through this servant of the Lord.”
The Missions Conference has more than 40 years of history and tradition. It is an integral part of the history of the Jackson campus, especially since the ’80s, when Dr. Paul Long, Sr., served as the Professor of Missions. The Missions Conference is organized by the Great Commission Society, comprised of RTS Jackson students and faculty. The purpose of the Missions Conference is to inform, encourage, and motivate RTS students, faculty, and staff to be actively committed to and involved with God’s mission wherever God has called them. Dr. Ibrahim joins a long line of keynote speakers including John Piper, D.A. Carson, Douglas Kelly, and dozens more who are passionate about God’s kingdom.
Dr. Ibrahim is a member of the Center for the Study of Inter-Religious Encounters at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, the Society of Biblical Literature, the International Quranic Studies Association, and the Department of Middle Eastern History at Haifa University (Mount Carmel, Israel). His articles on Islam and Christian-Muslim relations have appeared in the Washington Post and many other publications. His academic book “The Stated Motivations for the Early Islamic Expansion” was published in 2017. He also co-edited “Muslim Conversions to Christ: A Critique of Insider Movements in Islamic Contexts”, published in May 2018.
Dr. Ibrahaim has been married since 2012. Together with his wife, he serves among Arabs in the United States and the Middle East.
To register for the 2019 Missions Conference, click here.