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Ukrainian Relief Fund Update

Five months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine. The war has forced millions from their homes. We are grateful for the generosity of many who have supported the Ukrainian Relief Fund – our effort in cooperation with Overseas Council/United World Mission. In this initiative, Taras Dyatlik, Regional Director for OC and an engagement director with

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InSights Journal Publishes June 2022 Issue

The new issue of our sister publication, the InSights Journal for Global Theological Education, is now available online with the special feature “Voices from Ukraine.” Download individual articles or the entire volume in a PDF format. Articles are also available as posts on the ISJ website, where you will find a link for a newly

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Alexander Belyaev Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Alexander Belyaev (LeaderStudies)! Overcoming tremendous contextual challenges, he successfully defended his dissertation at the end of April. His research encourages the Eastern European Church to have hope in Christ by meditating on His return as depicted in Early Christian apocalyptic traditions.

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Ukrainian Relief Fund: Donor Update

Update on April 26, 2022 from Taras Dyatlik Supported in part by SL’s Ukrainian Relief Fund, 300 Ukrainian volunteers work in 10 centers. They are mostly seminary leaders, faculty, students, and graduates (church ministers). Most of them serve full-time. Their valiant work so far: 9,500 people evacuated from immediate conflict zones 1,420 internally displaced people

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A Joint Statement in Support of Ukrainian Christians Facing an Unprovoked War by the Russian Federation against the Sovereign Nation of Ukraine

From ScholarLeaders International and United World Mission Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32, NIV) The world is witnessing appalling evil on a massive scale in the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine. This war has been fueled

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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, known as “Tselote-Haymanot,” the meaning of the resurrection is articulated as follows:

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Mwawi Chilongozi Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Mwawi Chilongozi (LeaderStudies) from Malawi, who successfully defended her dissertation recently! She serves as Secretary General for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa).

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Gerardo Corpeño Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Gerardo Corpeño (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation earlier this spring! He goes to Guatemala to serve as faculty at SETECA (VSI), one of Latin America’s largest seminaries. In Latin America’s violent context, he will help Christians pursue reconciliation rooted in Christ’s cross. You can read a recent essay by Gerardo here.

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Ukrainian Relief Fund

A letter from Christopher M. Hays, SL’s new President. To give, please go to our donation page and designate your gift to the Ukrainian Relief Fund. A couple of days ago, our Vice President, Evan Hunter, and our VSI partner, Taras Dyatlik, traveled to Moldova to meet delegates from six Eastern European theological schools as

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Eric Sarwar Publishes Article

Congratulations to Eric Sarwar (LeaderStudies), who just published an article on the psalms and Christian identity in Islamic contexts. As a Pakistani scholar and musician, Eric’s writing encourages believers to use music to connect with those around them.

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Eva Wong Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Eva Wong (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended her dissertation in January 2022! She is faculty at the Bible College of Malaysia. Her research helps Malaysian Assemblies of God believers to glean wise lessons from their past.

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InSights Journal Publishes Fall 2021 Issue

As the semester ends in the northern hemisphere, we invite you to read a new issue of our sister publication, the ISJ. Among other topics, this issue discusses practical ways to amplify marginalized voices in theological education — including women’s voices and the voices of those who speak non-dominant languages.

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Timothy Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Timothy (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation last month! His examination of the Gospel of John will help Christians in East Asia see how Christ perfectly combines heavenly wisdom and human ethical life.

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Jacob Cherian on True vs. Fake Gospels

Jacob Cherian (LeaderStudies) recently spoke on “Good News in a World of Fake News” as part of the Lausanne Movement Theology Working Group. You can read a summary article or watch the whole webinar. The webinar is the first in a three-part series.

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Alexander Belyaev Co-Authors Article

Alexander Belyaev (LeaderStudies) recently co-wrote an article on COVID and the apocalypse from a post-Soviet perspective. The article illuminates eschatologies that are especially important for Christians in post-Soviet nations during this pandemic.

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