For those wishing to go deeper in studying themes in the Open Arms sermon series, especially in reaching out to “outsiders” of other religions, I recommend reading Miroslav Volf’s book, Allah: A Christian Response.
Volf is a Yale theology professor who grew up in what was then Yugoslavia and has co-taught a class on faith and globalization with Tony Blair. Volf is a Christian with a vast knowledge of both church and world history and both the Bible and the Qur’an.
Where do you begin in building a relationship with a Muslim? Volf has some good suggestions. Warning: the first chapters of this book are heavy on historical stuff and the entire book will require engaged, critical thinking.
If that sounds like something that interests you, here’s a link.