Author Bio

Tekle is pursuing a PhD in Historical Theology through Concordia Seminary (St. Louis, Missouri). Focusing on Patristics (the study of early Christian theologians) and the History of Exegesis (biblical interpretation), Tekle hopes to build on the insights of the Early Church in order to foster a sense of continuity and tradition among Evangelicals, encourage Christian unity, and enrich ecumenical dialogue and cooperation in Ethiopia. Prior to his studies, Tekle taught Theology and Church History at Mekane Yesus Seminary in Addis Ababa and worked for several Christian organizations, such Food for the Hungry, Tearfund, and World Vision.

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