Trained leaders help their congregations understand the Scriptures better so that they are equipped to serve Christ more effectively with their hearts and hands. To read more about what advanced theological education means around the world and about some of the new, creative approaches to teaching and learning, check out this book from Langham Publishing, in which one-third of the contributors are members of the ScholarLeaders Fellowship.
IN THE NEWS
Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) is celebrating its 40th birthday and recently highlighted the three leaders who have served as its academic deans: Salim Munayer, Yohanna Katanacho, and Munther Isaac. ScholarLeaders supported all three for their doctoral work (Langham co-sponsored Yohanna and Munther). We praise God for this school and for these faithful, gifted men. You can read more on BBC’s blog.
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.
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.
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.
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