Wednesday, August 18, 2004

PR (ELK GROVE, IL): Islam-Christianity debated 8-17-04

August 18, 2004
Christianity and Islam "Debated" at Elk Grove Baptist

The Muslim perspective on Christianity will be debated in unique presentations by missionary Chris Little during worship services at Elk Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 29.

Little will essentially debate with himself by portraying the Islamic view through of Christianity through the eyes of a Muslim imam, then countering those comments through the eyes of a Christian minister. Little, who has performed this program throughout the country, will present his debate at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m..

Then at 6 o’clock that evening, Little will speak about Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary (JETS), a ministry located in Amman, Jordan devoted to equipping church leaders to serve many Middle Eastern countries. JETS has 135 students from Syria, Israel, Jordan and Iraq, and has invited Little to join its faculty.

While Little, who holds a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary, is a missionary sponsored through the Baptist General Conference (headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL), JETS is a multi-denominational ministry, jointly supported by Baptist, Christian & Missionary Alliance, Free Evangelical, Assemblies of God and Nazarene churches.

Their passion, Little says, is “to assist Arab-Christians in de-Westernizing Christianity so the gospel can move forward in a more culturally-relevant manner in that part of the world.”Cultural relevance is among the reasons Little will be at Elk Grove, which has also invited congregations from Cumberland, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg and the Filipino Baptist Church of Elk Grove to attend.

Elk Grove Baptist Church is located at 801 Beisner Road, ½ block North of Alexian Brothers Hospital. Dr. Gregory S. Gertz is senior pastor. For information or directions, call 847-593-8337, or visit

Further information: Mike Myers, Elk Grove Baptist Church, 630-267-1612
Chris Little, 818-913-5078 (cell); ..