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2011 ScholarLeader of the Year

A Typewriter and a Desk: Antonio Barro

In 1995, Dr. Antonio Barro founded South American Theological Seminary (SATS) in Londrina, Brazil. He began with a typewriter and a desk in his home, and a vision for a school that would bring the truth and hope of the Gospel to bear on issues facing the Church in Latin America. In 2010, SATS celebrated its 15th

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Hailu Cherenet Biru

Working Theology

Although work occupies much of our lives, few of us have thought about it theologically – and theological reflection on work is even more limited in the Eastern Orthodox tradition of my country, Ethiopia. This is important because a proper theology of work – in Ethiopia and in the West – is critical for the

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Marcos Orison De Almeida

Wow! I’m Kind of Dizzy

Two years ago my son asked to go for a spinning ride at an amusement park. He was excited about the experience, but as soon as that little car started to spin faster and faster I heard him shouting to the operator: ‘Stop!’ His little face was full of despair. Sometimes I feel like asking

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Salim J. Munayer

Looking Back on Leadership

When you finish your studies, in seminary or Bible college, you will be full of ideas, information and excitement. You will want to return home, and implement what you have learned, imparting knowledge and being a blessing to your own people. Unfortunately when you do come back, a harsh reality is waiting for you. The

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2010 ScholarLeader of the Year

Crisis Counseling in Africa: Gladys Mwiti

Dr. Gladys Mwiti earned her MA in Counseling Psychology from the United States International University in Nairobi, and her MA in Christian Leadership and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of four books and a video-based training curriculum for counselors in Africa, produced in conjunction with Fuller Seminary. She

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Siew Pik Lim

Virtuous Leadership: Overcoming Toxicity

As they offer spiritual leadership, Christian leaders are to follow standards and behaviors that reflect biblical values. Despite this long-held understanding, there are mounting concerns over the “hiddenness” of toxic behaviors and practices in churches and among Christian leaders. Kenneth Gangel, an experienced leader in the field of Christian Education, aptly states: “Defective Christian leaders

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John Jusu

The Marginalized Trio: A Christian Response

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.

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2009 ScholarLeader of the Year

Reconciliation in Palestine: Salim J. Munayer

Dr. Salim J. Munayer is the Founder and Executive Director of Musalaha Reconciliation Ministries, which works with Messianic-Jewish and Arab-Palestinian Christians to promote peace and reconciliation. He began this work in 1990 during the First Intifada. Since then, Musalaha has been recognized worldwide for its model of promoting reconciliation and understanding among women, children, and young

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