VFTB 343: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Battle of Dabiq: First Shot in the Apocalypse or the End of ISIS?

October 9, 2016
IS THE coming battle for the village of Dabiq, Syria the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy or the beginning of the end for the Islamic State? Dr. Timothy Furnish offers a primer on Sunni eschatology and insight into what may follow. […]

VFTB 299: Dr. Timothy Furnish – Sects, Lies and the Caliphate

January 29, 2016
Dr. Timothy Furnish, a scholar of Islamic history, discusses his new book Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate: Ten Years of Observations on Islam, and he explains why the goals of the Islamic State are a return to the values of Muslim states prior to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. […]

VFTB 247: Cliff Garner – Turkey and the Caliphate

June 3, 2015
VOTERS IN Turkey go to the polls this weekend. At stake are the ambitions of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who apparently wants to reestablish the caliphate. Cliff Garner discusses the political situation in Turkey and why some scholars see Erdogan’s goal as the prophesied Beast of Revelation. […]

VFTB 245: Jim Fletcher – The Vatican and Palestine

May 18, 2015
LAST WEEK, the Vatican formally acknowledged the existence of a Palestinian state. Israelis, as you might guess, are generally unhappy about this development. Jim Fletcher, host of Israel Watch on Rapture Ready Radio and the director of Prophecy Matters, joined us to discuss the implications for Israel and a growing tide of anti-Israel sentiment among American evangelicals. […]

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