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.
IN THE NEWS
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School celebrated Trinity’s new president’s inauguration with this video. In it, you’ll see scholars we have supported: Cesar Lopes (Brazilian working across Latin America), Yacouba Sanon (Burkinabé working in Côte d’ Ivoire), and Nelson Morales (Chilean working in Guatemala). You’ll also see Milton Acosta, who helped to facilitate Athena Gorospe’s March visit to FUSBC as ScholarLeader of the Year (FUSBC is a VSI client school). We rejoice with TEDS, and we praise God for our long and ongoing partnership with this school, and for each of the faithful servant-leaders featured.
This month, we celebrate Leulseged Philemon’s new book, just out in September. It will give you a deeper understanding of how the Spirit guides believers as they read Scripture.
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.
We congratulate Noel N’Guessan, who has just become President of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination in Côte d’Ivoire. ScholarLeaders sponsored Noel for his PhD. May God bless his new ministry.
We celebrate 18 Arab women theological leaders profiled by The Global Church Project on its blog. These women leaders – some of whom are in the ScholarLeaders Fellowship – pioneer ways for other women to use their God-given gifts to bless society in the Middle East.
We praise God for Yohanna Katanacho’s recent visit to Chicago, where he preached a powerful sermon on John 2 and shared his personal testimony. Yohanna is the 2020 ScholarLeader of the Year. ScholarLeaders supported him for his PhD, and he now serves as a professor, activist, and pastor. Yohanna was Bethlehem Bible College’s Academic Dean for seven years. You can watch his sermon here.
Thousands are coming to Christ in India, but how might the Church address rising “re-conversions” to Hinduism? How do Pakistani Christians carry out the Great Commission in one of the world’s most restrictive countries? How are Jesus’ disciples in China overcoming historic associations of Christianity with Western imperialism? What does it mean to be “downwardly mobile” and serve the marginalized in the Philippines? How might the Church in Nigeria respond to corruption in society? Discover how Majority World leaders are tackling these and other challenges in their contexts.