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.
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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.
ScholarLeader Tharwat Wahba, Chair of Missions at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, traces the development of the Evangelical Church of Egypt and its historical relationship with the American Presbyterian Mission. Sponsored by an InSights Grant, Tharwat is currently translating this book into Arabic. Check out Tharwat’s 2012 InSights Essay: Hope for the Church in Egypt.
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.