He Did What!? Evaluating Experientialism

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miracles for free signI recently had someone approach me about one of those, shall we say, “unusual” stories she came across in her children’s school curriculum. It told the story of St. Simon, also known as Simon the Tanner or Simon the Shoemaker. During the reign of Fatimid (I smile at his first name) Caliph al-Muizz li-Din Allah in the 10th century, the Abraham of Syria, pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, got into a debate before Fatimid 🙂 with a Jew named Yaqub ibn Killis in Cairo, Egypt. Yaqub challenged the Christian with Matt. 17:20 – …for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.Continue reading

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