On Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019, Muslim suicide bombers killed 258 people in my country, Sri Lanka. Afterward, some Christians were terrified, asking, “How do we plan future services?” Others called for retaliation. In fact, in mid-May, mobs attacked mosques. Read more.
John Jusu (Nairobi, Kenya)
The widow, the fatherless, and the alien – the marginalized trio – are often forgotten by both society and the Church. Their care is not explicit in the Ten Commandments and, due to the social isolation of this group, we often do not remember them on the list of “our neighbors” in the Great Commandment. Read more.
Siew Pik Lim (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
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.
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 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.