how to tell the biblical story in a way that makes a difference

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There seems to be to be something in the biblical notion of God as the creator of all, of all nations, that precedes his choice of Israel to be a people for his own possession—and the whole narrative that derives from that choice, including the resurrection of Jesus and his elevation to the right hand of the Father. The election and salvation of the chosen people decisively sets the church apart from Islam, but I don’t see that that means we cannot say that Muslims worship the same creator. In the end, the debate is not about worship (what we do) but election (what God has done).