Renowned apologist Abdu Murray is coming to Oklahoma Wesleyan University this week. He will be speaking on the topic, “A Son from a Stone: From Islam to Christ” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center. He will share again on Friday at 10:10 a.m. in the campus Chapel Service, where he will be speaking on how “Our Differences Make a Difference: Contrasts in Islamic and Christian Theology.” Both sessions are open to the community, and guests are encouraged to attend.
When Abdu Murray was a young man, his Muslim parents encouraged him to study the Qur’an and Islam, but as he studied Islam and the major world religions in the years that followed, he began to think that Christianity was the only one that completely lined up with historical evidence. He declared, “I found the evidence for Christianity to be so compelling, particularly the resurrection of Jesus to be so compelling, as a historical fact. Not an idea that Christians believe or hope is true, but can have confidence in as being true.”
Eventually, he was overcome by the love of Jesus Christ, the man that was willing to lay down his life for people who hated him. He said, “Islam knows no love like that.” Now, his goal is to engage with non-Christians—Muslims, Jews, cult members, and skeptics— and to equip other Christians to do the same. Murray has spoken in numerous locations across the United States and internationally, has been featured on many talk radio shows and television programs, and has been published in a variety of media venues.
Murray received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999, where he also earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1995. Currently, he lives in Detroit, Michigan with his wife and three children. He is a co-founder and President of Embrace the Truth International. More information about his ministry can be found at Embrace the Truth.