Interested in learning about integrity and education? Governance and Christian Higher Education in the African Context just came out and includes essays on these subjects by two members of our network, David Ngaruiya (also a co-editor) and Paul Mbandi.
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We congratulate Enoch Okode, a current LeaderStudies Scholarship recipient, on winning The David & Sylvia Bacon Memorial Award from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This award goes to a student who shows academic excellence and who will be “returning to their homeland for ministry.” Please pray for Enoch and his family as he graduates and they return to Nairobi, where he will resume a teaching ministry to pastors.
This month, the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA), one of Africa’s largest Christian accrediting organizations, installed David Tarus as its Executive Director. With Langham, ScholarLeaders supported David for his PhD, and we congratulate him.
On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka experienced a horrific terrorist attack targeting Christians. This week, the government urged both Christians and Muslims to remain home during their prayer and worship hours as they continue to pursue the terrorists. Recently, Ivor Poobalan, President of Colombo Theological Seminary, shared a public reflection on the current situation. Read it here.
We give thanks for Church leaders who labor for peace and reconciliation in Asia, like these women theologians featured by The Global Church Project. Five of them are part of the ScholarLeaders fellowship.
Fifteen ago, Athena Gorospe gave a devotional in which she called her audience – wealthy American Christians – to be downwardly mobile. That morning in Pasadena, she argued that we should recover “Jesus’s concern for the marginalized, the invisible people.” Athena has dedicated herself to this plea – and to practicing what she preaches – especially in the Philippines. Read more.
Thousands are coming to Christ in India, but how might the Church address rising “re-conversions” to Hinduism? In Pakistan, one of the world’s most restrictive countries, how do Christians carry out the Great Commission? How are Jesus’ disciples in China overcoming historic associations of Christianity with Western imperialism? Discover how Manohar James, Gloria Calib, and Xue Xiaxia are tackling these and other challenges to the Church in their contexts.
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.