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LeaderStudies Graduate Anwar Berhe Becomes Academic Dean

We congratulate Dr. Anwar Berhe, a recent LeaderStudies graduate. He is faculty and department head for the Christian-Muslim studies program at Evangelical Theological College in Ethiopia. Next month, he’ll become ETC’s Academic Dean for undergraduate programs — a role in which he’ll mentor many students as they seek to serve the Church more effectively. We

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Read Dr. Jason Tan’s Analysis of Pastoral Training

As the spring semester begins at many institutions, we highlight this article by Jason Tan from the most recent issue of our sister publication, the InSights Journal for Global Theological Education. In it, you can learn about ways to understand pastors’ individual contexts in order to provide them with more helpful education.

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Prophetic Call from the Lebanese Church

We highlight a statement from the Lebanese Church concerning recent protests in Lebanon. Our Vital SustainAbility Initiative encourages faculty in the Majority World to speak prophetically from the Gospel to society and encourages schools of theology to support those prophets. We give thanks for this prophetic call for the common good – that this diverse and ecumenical group of leaders are united to condemn corruption, call for peace, and ask politicians to labor for society’s wellbeing. May we all – throughout the Global Church – have such courage.

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from Mar/Apr 2019

Meron Gebreananaye

Meron Gebreananaye’s first impression of Scripture was influenced by her mother’s large Orthodox Bible. Rare and expensive, it was wrapped in cloth and displayed in a prayer niche. It was never read. “In the Ethiopian Orthodox tradition,” she says, “Scripture is elevated to the extent that you are not expected to read it as a layperson.

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from Sept/Oct 2018

Emmanuel Bellon

If an unqualified person offers to jump in and help, many organizations are just glad to have someone show up. They don’t always have the luxury of scrutinizing candidates’ resumes or analyzing their giftings. Yet Emmanuel Bellon, Vice President of the Vital SustainAbility Initiative, is convinced that when it comes to training leaders, Christians have an obligation to ask: “How can we do better?”

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Recent Publications

Hot off the press! Check out the latest offerings from authors in the ScholarLeaders Fellowship! New books are featured monthly on our website and social media.

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Hot Off the Press!

We’re proud to announce a new issue of the InSights Journal for Global Theological Education. You can read articles about women’s theological education in the Middle East, ways to measure pastoral training needs, and much more. We praise God for the authors and communities who share their wisdom in this publication.

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from Jan/Feb 2018

Xue Xiaxia

Fifty years ago, millions of Red Guards—a ruthless cadre of radicalized students—waged war against tradition and religion, the twin threats to Maoism. This was modern China’s darkest decade: the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976).

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from Mar/Apr 2018

Pontien Batibuka

Many corners of the world have seen their share of war and its aftermath, but few have experienced the depths of violence that have taken place over the past 20 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2002, The Economist magazine called it “the most miserable place on earth.”

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from May/June 2017

Kin Yip Louie

Hong Kong is an iconic city bridging Western and Eastern culture. For 150 years it was under British rule, which sheltered it from the upheaval of China’s Communist revolution in the 1950s. In 1997, when the British ceded Hong Kong’s territory back to China, it was designated as a nearly autonomous region.

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from July/Aug 2016

Ivan Rusyn

All followers of Christ are called to forgive, but few are put to the test like Christians in war-torn countries. Ivan Rusyn, President of Ukranian Evangelical Theological Seminary, says his country’s prolonged conflict with Russia has given believers in Ukraine a new perspective.

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