30 Days of Fasting During Ramadan (Pillar 4)

Ramadan Fasting (sawm) The month of Ramadan commemorates the time when the Qur’an was handed down to Muhammad, and the Qur’an directs all healthy adults to participate. During the ninth … Continue reading

John Ragon January 13, 2022
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16 Best Apologetics Books For College Students

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God has given us a mind to observe and learn from the ways He works in the world. Let’s engage our minds and hearts with God’s Word, and let the … Continue reading

Snowbird January 5, 2022

Alms Tax for the Poor and the Needy (Pillar 3)

Required Tax for the Poor and Needy (zakat) Islamic law requires Muslims to pay a tax, referred to as “alms” (zakat). This tax is usually a 2.5% tax levied on … Continue reading

John Ragon December 10, 2021
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The 5 Daily Prayers of Islam (Pillar 2)

Five Daily Prayers (Salat ) Muslims are required to pray fives times each day, facing Mecca in the East. These prayers are delivered up to Allah at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, … Continue reading

John Ragon December 9, 2021
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The Muslim Profession of Faith (Pillar 1)

What is the Muslim Profession of Faith (Shahadah)? “There is no God but God, and Muhammad is his prophet.” The Shahadah is the one key thing required for someone to … Continue reading

John Ragon December 8, 2021
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21 Books You Should Read


The staff here at SWO loves to read. Mainly, we love reading the Bible. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:17 that the Word of God is the sword of the Spirit. … Continue reading

Zach Mabry November 16, 2021

Rhett and Link (and the Apparent Deconstruction of Their Faith)


Re: Rhett and Link, My heart is breaking and my head is spinning in light of the so-called deconstruction of Rhett and Link’s faith. As I listened to them walking … Continue reading

Zach Mabry November 4, 2021

Talking To Students About The Existence Of God (SWO21 Leader Breakout)

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Zach Mabry | SWO21 | Youth Pastor Breakout The culture we live in is overwhelmed by the tenets of postmodern theory that say that the truth of God’s existence is … Continue reading

Zach Mabry August 24, 2021
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How To Love And Respect Muslims By Learning Their Culture

The Bible teaches us that it’s possible to love and respect a Muslim friend and respect their beliefs—without forsaking the Truth of Christ. Christ is our guide as we learn … Continue reading

John Ragon May 7, 2021
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What do Muslims believe? (Intro to Islam)

What do Muslims believe? Islam, like Christianity, finds its roots in Abraham of the Old Testament and is also a monotheistic religion. However, that is where the similarities end. Much … Continue reading

John Ragon April 5, 2021
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