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Duke-Scholar Leaders Collaborative ThM

From our founding, we have advocated for women in theological leadership. Over the years, we have noticed that some of the strongest applicants to our Leader Studies doctoral scholarship program are women. However, many of those applicants have had to overcome significant barriers – family pressures, denominational exclusion, cultural expectations – in order to realize

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Eastward Travels & Gratitude for God’s Provision

Since I joined Scholar Leaders in 2022, the story of the visit of the magi has resonated afresh with me. When imagining wise Gentiles from distant lands traveling to Jerusalem to share the good news of the Messiah’s coming (Matthew 2:12), how could I not see the faces of our scholars? Alongside other members of

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A Message from Wageeh Mikhail, Director of Engagement with Islam

Respect and understanding are necessary steps in establishing the kinds of mutually beneficial relationships that make for good community. For this reason, Scholar Leaders has created a new curriculum that contributes to a better understanding of Islamic history and theology, in order to enhance Christian and Muslim relations. It was my honor to lead the

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Meet Dr. Erin Barber, Our New Director of Advancement

Dear Friends of ScholarLeaders, It gives me great pleasure to announce that we have welcomed a new member to the ScholarLeaders team: Dr. Erin Barber, Director of Advancement. Erin will lead our fundraising efforts as we continue to cultivate theological leaders for the global Church and expand our reach through our new initiatives supporting women

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Oleksandr Geychenko

Reflections on the Imprecatory Psalms from Ukraine

Read a theological reflection on the imprecatory psalms by Oleksandr Geychenko, President of Odessa Theological Seminary in Ukraine, in OTS’s latest journal issue. If you’re interested in other Ukrainian theological perspectives on suffering and war, you can purchase the full journal and help to support OTS. 

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Read an African Perspective on Jesus’s Mission

“Ivory tower.” I always rankled at the application of that term to theological scholarship, especially when my supposed “ivory tower” sat on the dodgy end of Medellín, encircled by razor wire. Admittedly, some academics do operate at a distant remove from the grind of urban misery or rural penury, but that is hardly the case

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Re:Visiting Ukraine

Last month Evan Hunter, Vice President for ScholarLeaders International, met with Christian leaders in Ukraine to discuss “Theology and Theological Education after Bucha”. These men and women have served thousands, providing food, medical supplies, and Bibles to those in need. “We have much to learn from this people,” Evan said on social media, “which courageously

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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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Tekle Belachew Nigru

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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