This important new volume presents insights from the Africa Leadership Study, which collected data from over 8,000 surveys and 57 interviews on Christian leadership and formation across three African contexts. Several members of the ScholarLeaders Fellowship contributed to this work: Drs. John Jusu, David Ngaruiya, and Wanjiru Gitau, as well as Dr. Nupanga Weanzana, President of Bangui Evangelical School of Theology, a VSI client school. Dr. Tite Tiénou, our Board Chair, penned the foreword.
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Drawing from her teaching and missionary work in Asia and Africa, Singaporean ScholarLeader Suraja Raman shares creative ways to communicate the Gospel in pluralistic societies influenced by atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and more. To purchase the book, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with Suraja. Suraja received an InSights Grant for this work.
With two other experts, ScholarLeader Azar Ajaj, Professor at Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, examines the history of Arab Christianity in Israel and the West Bank, and explores the struggles and hopes of Arab Evangelicals. Read Azar’s 2015 InSights Essay (co-authored with Brent Neely) on the refugee crisis in Europe.
Athena Gorospe, Old Testament Professor at Asian Theological Seminary (Philippines) and the 2017 ScholarLeader of the Year, ponders the rise and fall of heroes and societies in the Book of Judges, discerning valuable lessons for Asian contexts today. Athena received an InSights Grant for this endeavor. Also check out her 2013 InSights Essay: Hearing God’s Voice.
ScholarLeader Siew Pik Lim, President of Alpha Omega International College (Malaysia), reflects on four common types of toxic power strategies, before proposing two pathways for nurturing virtuous leadership within the Church. Read more.
ScholarLeader Eric Sawar, founder of the Tehillim School of Church Music and Worship in Pakistan, explains how the shared musical heritage of the Psalms can be a powerful resource for peacemaking between Christians and Muslims. Read more.
By 2030, China will likely surpass the US as the country with the world’s largest Christian population. Yet, today many Chinese view Christianity as a “Western” religion, “bad for China,” or a ruse for the superstitious. ScholarLeader Xue Xiaxia hopes to set the record straight.
Discover how ScholarLeader Gloria Calib’s surprising research findings are guiding her mission mobilization efforts in one of the world’s most restricted contexts here.