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Arabic Contemporary Commentary

This month, we celebrate the Arabic Contemporary Commentary, published almost a year ago and coedited by (among several others) Yohanna Katanacho, Riad Kassis, and Atef Gendy, members of the ScholarLeaders Fellowship. As one of the first modern Arabic-language Bible commentaries composed by Arab scholars for the Church, it is a major blessing and achievement.

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The Church in Disorienting Times: Leading Prophetically Through Adversity

“How can we be salt, light, and yeast that Scripture exhorts us to be when faced with despair? How can we live as active heroes when others expect us to be passive victims?” In light of this summer’s tensions in the Middle East, we invite you to read this collection of essays with contributions by Martin Accad, Yohanna Katanacho, and Elie Hadad, members of the ScholarLeaders fellowship.

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Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Education

Trained leaders help their congregations understand the Scriptures better so that they are equipped to serve Christ more effectively with their hearts and hands. To read more about what advanced theological education means around the world and about some of the new, creative approaches to teaching and learning, check out this book from Langham Publishing, in which one-third of the contributors are members of the ScholarLeaders Fellowship.

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The Church from Every Tribe and Tongue

Nine scholars from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America reflect on the most urgent issues confronting the Church in their contexts. Contributors from the ScholarLeaders Fellowship include Ruth Padilla DeBorst (Costa Rica), Xue Xiaxia (Hong Kong), and Munther Isaac (Palestine).

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Christian Responses to Terrorism: The Kenyan Experience

In this compelling and timely collection, edited by Gordon Heath, Chair of World Christianity at McMaster Divinity College in Canada, and ScholarLeader David Tarus, Lecturer at Kabarak University in Kenya, 17 theologians, pastors, historians, ethicists, and Islam scholars contemplate varied Kenyan Christian responses to terrorism and al-Shabaab, from military action and peace building to interreligious dialogue and poverty alleviation.

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Heaven and Earth in Luke-Acts

Through Jewish, Greco-Roman, and literary analyses of Luke-Acts, ScholarLeader Ming Gao explores Christian understandings of heaven and its relation to God’s Kingdom on earth. Dr. Gao serves as a pastor and professor in China.

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L’Evaluation du Ministère Pastoral (French)

Through careful exegesis of the Pastoral Epistles, ScholarLeader Noël N’Guessan develops evaluation measures for supporting the growth and renewal of pastors and their ministries. A pastor himself, Noël also directs the Practical Theology Department at Université de l’Alliance Chrétienne d’Abidjan (UACA, formerly FATEAC), a Vital SustainAbility client school, in Côte d’Ivoire.

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So Great a Salvation

Nine scholars reflect on the doctrine of salvation in the Majority World. Contributors include Drs. Jules Martinez (LeaderStudies scholarship recipient), Milton Acosta from FUSBC (a Vital SustainAbility client school), and Emily Choge Kerama (participant in the Women’s PeerLeader Forum).

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African Christian Leadership

This important new volume presents insights from the Africa Leadership Study, which collected data from over 8,000 surveys and 57 interviews on Christian leadership and formation across three African contexts. Several members of the ScholarLeaders Fellowship contributed to this work: Drs. John Jusu, David Ngaruiya, and Wanjiru Gitau, as well as Dr. Nupanga Weanzana, President of Bangui Evangelical School of Theology, a VSI client school. Dr. Tite Tiénou, our Board Chair, penned the foreword.

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Living and Witnessing: A Practical Guide for Leaders

Drawing from her teaching and missionary work in Asia and Africa, Singaporean ScholarLeader Suraja Raman shares creative ways to communicate the Gospel in pluralistic societies influenced by atheism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and more. To purchase the book, email info@scholarleaders.org to get in touch with Suraja. Suraja received an InSights Grant for this work.

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Arab Evangelicals in Israel

With two other experts, ScholarLeader Azar Ajaj, Professor at Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, examines the history of Arab Christianity in Israel and the West Bank, and explores the struggles and hopes of Arab Evangelicals. Read Azar’s 2015 InSights Perspective (co-authored with Brent Neely) on the refugee crisis in Europe.

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The Practice of Mission in Egypt

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 Perspective: Hope for the Church in Egypt.

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