Like Luke

Over my years of graduate work and missionary service, I have been cobbling together a picture of Luke the Evangelist It is slow going The historical data is sparse Unlike the Apostle Paul, whose personality and biography are easily identifiable on the surface of his epistles, Luke keeps himself..... read more

Alexander Belyaev Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Alexander Belyaev (LeaderStudies)! Overcoming tremendous contextual challenges, he successfully defended his dissertation at the end of April His research encourages the Eastern European Church to have hope in Christ by meditating on His return as depicted in Early Christian..... read more

Zhang Yijing (1871-1931) and the Search for a Chinese Christian Identity

Our May book is Zhang Yijing (1871-1931) and the Search for a Chinese Christian Identity by Jonathan Wang (LeaderStudies) Right now, Chinese Christians struggle with whether Christian identity and national identity can be reconciled as they live under government pressure This book explores answers..... read more

Ukrainian Relief Fund: Donor Update

Update on April 26, 2022 from Taras Dyatlik Supported in part by SL's Ukrainian Relief Fund, 300 Ukrainian volunteers work in 10 centers They are mostly seminary leaders, faculty, students, and graduates (church ministers) Most of them serve full-time Their valiant work so far: 9,500..... read more

A Joint Statement in Support of Ukrainian Christians Facing an Unprovoked War by the Russian Federation against the Sovereign Nation of Ukraine

From ScholarLeaders International and United World Mission Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32, NIV) The world is witnessing appalling evil on a massive scale in..... read more

Paschal as a Pillar of Mystery: A Reflection from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Orthodox catechetical tradition, which has been developing since the 15th century, is expressed through "The Five Pillars of the Mystery" or "Amstu Aemade Mistrate" The pillars include the Holy Trinity, Incarnation, Baptism, Eucharist, and Resurrection In a commentary on this creed,..... read more

Concise Guide to the Life of Muhammad; In Search of the True Religion

For April, we celebrate two new books by Ayman Ibrahim (LeaderStudies), A Concise Guide to the Life of Muhammad and In Search of the True Religion The first book answers 30 common questions about the life of Muhammad and is accessible for anyone interested in Islam The second offers a scholarly..... read more

Mwawi Chilongozi Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Mwawi Chilongozi (LeaderStudies) from Malawi, who successfully defended her dissertation recently! She serves as Secretary General for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South..... read more

House of Wisdom: Episode 12

Our final episode of the House of Wisdom revisits the key question of monotheism and the Trinity in Christianity and Islam To explore this topic more deeply (and, as a bonus, to hear about how modern Arab Christians think about naming their children!), watch this..... read more

House of Wisdom: Episode 11

What were some of the earliest languages Christians spoke How did Christianity become translated into those languages, and what can that teach us today about how we talk about Christianity Watch Episode 11 of the House of Wisdom to learn about these questions – and about early Christian..... read more

Gerardo Corpeño Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Gerardo Corpeño (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation earlier this spring! He goes to Guatemala to serve as faculty at SETECA (VSI), one of Latin America’s largest seminaries In Latin America’s violent context, he will help Christians pursue..... read more

House of Wisdom: Episode 10

Has the Bible been corrupted How can we know How can we trust the Bible Early Arab Christians were much closer to the original Biblical texts than we are Watch Episode 10 of the House of Wisdom to learn how they answered these..... read more

House of Wisdom: Episode 9

Do Christians believe in one God or many gods What do Christians and Muslims have to say to one another about the Christian doctrine of the Trinity To learn more about this key tension between Christianity and Islam, watch Episode 9 of the House of..... read more

Stories from the Fireplace: Theological Meditations on Haile Gerima’s Cinema

Our March book is Stories from the Fireplace: Theological Meditations on Haile Gerima’s Cinema by Tekle Belachew (LeaderStudies) This book will give you a fascinating introduction to a key figure in Ethiopian cinema from a Christian theological..... read more

Who Am I? Where Do I Belong?

We rattled along the road to a centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist monastery in a rickety Japanese van The latest hits on the US charts blared on the stereo We shouted in a mix of Hindi, Urdu, English, Nepali, and Ladakhi, trying to be heard over the racket of the music and the van bouncing over the..... read more