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Azar Ajaj, Brent Neely

Redeeming the Time: The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.— Ephesians 5:15-16 (NRSV) The Crisis More than three years have passed since the beginning of the “Arab Spring,” a term that symbolized hope for the people of the Middle East. However,

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Ayman Ibrahim

Do Muslims & Christians Worship the Same God?

Muslim-Christian interfaith dialogue often raises the question: Do we worship the same God? The answer is usually colored by the preferences, presuppositions, or theological-doctrinal understanding of the individual. In this essay, I affirm the complexity of this question, explain some of the challenges, provide arguments Muslim and Christian scholars voice, and offer an understanding to

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Cesar Lopes

Theology from Below

While we generally welcome theological differences stimulated by the cultural context, discussions that address the socio-political dimension of life often cause discomfort for evangelical believers. In my context of Latin America, we take contextual realties quite seriously. With an approach to theology that is “from below” we bring the questions of society to the truth

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Ara Badalian

A Wounded Memory: The Church in Iraq Today

The Iraqi people have experienced a deep wound. Since 2003, national unity has been torn apart, creating an irreparable fissure in what was probably a superficial unity within the country. After 2003, Iraq developed a system that consolidated democracy along sectarian, religious, and ethnic lines, deepening fragmentation and benefitting only the ruling elite. The system

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Evan Hunter

Love Calls for Solidarity

Love calls for Solidarity. Loving one another includes especially caring for those who are persecuted and in prison for their faith and witness. If one part of the body suffers, all parts suffer with it. We are all, like John, “companions in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus” (Revelation 1:9,

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2014 ScholarLeader of the Year

God’s Call to Return Home: David Kasali

After completing his PhD in New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1993, Dr. David Kasali returned to the faculty at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, where he later served as President for eight years. Following the devastating war in his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, David and his wife Kaswera

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Tharwat Wahba

Hope for the Church in Egypt

Walking recently in Tahrir Square, I realized how much Egypt has changed. No one would have predicted that in only eighteen days the formidable Mubarak regime would collapse and a completely new political situation would come into being. In the midst of this, the Egyptian Church has a new challenge, to not simply survive but,

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Bonnie E. Lin

A Prophetic Voice for the Pakistani Church: Gloria Calib

Opportunity is not the word that comes to mind when Christians think of Pakistan. After the Islamic Republic of Pakistan gained sovereignty in the 1947 partitioning of British India, a series of bloody riots drove nearly 10 million Muslim refugees to the nascent nation state, while just as many Hindus and Sikhs fled to predominantly Hindu India.

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2012 ScholarLeader of the Year

Ministry in Hong Kong: Julie Lee Wu

Dr. Julie Lee Wu earned her PhD in New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2002, she began her tenure as the President and Dean of China Bible Seminary in Hong Kong. Julie’s passion is equipping church leaders for effective ministry in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. In addition to speaking globally, Julie has written a number

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Sunday Agang

Does Christianity Have a Public Face?

I grew up in a church that did not teach the public implications of my faith. That is, we did not consider the implications of following Jesus for personal or societal ethics and practice. Instead, our concentration was on the importance of faith for salvation. This is true of most churches in my country of

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Daniel Salinas

Pastors, Prophets, and Prosperity

After a year of unemployment, accumulated unmet needs and multiple wants, Julia (not her real name) decided to go to the pastor for spiritual assistance. Her situation was too burdensome and painful to face alone. Surely, she thought, the pastor’s prayers will get the Lord’s attention. The secretary typed her name in the computer and

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