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Evan Hunter

Love Calls for Solidarity

Love calls for Solidarity. Loving one another includes especially caring for those who are persecuted and in prison for their faith and witness. If one part of the body suffers, all parts suffer with it. We are all, like John, “companions in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus” (Revelation 1:9,

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2014 ScholarLeader of the Year

God’s Call to Return Home: David Kasali

After completing his PhD in New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1993, Dr. David Kasali returned to the faculty at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology, where he later served as President for eight years. Following the devastating war in his native country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, David and his wife Kaswera

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Tharwat Wahba

Hope for the Church in Egypt

Walking recently in Tahrir Square, I realized how much Egypt has changed. No one would have predicted that in only eighteen days the formidable Mubarak regime would collapse and a completely new political situation would come into being. In the midst of this, the Egyptian Church has a new challenge, to not simply survive but,

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Bonnie E. Lin

A Prophetic Voice for the Pakistani Church: Gloria Calib

Opportunity is not the word that comes to mind when Christians think of Pakistan. After the Islamic Republic of Pakistan gained sovereignty in the 1947 partitioning of British India, a series of bloody riots drove nearly 10 million Muslim refugees to the nascent nation state, while just as many Hindus and Sikhs fled to predominantly Hindu India.

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2012 ScholarLeader of the Year

Ministry in Hong Kong: Julie Lee Wu

Dr. Julie Lee Wu earned her PhD in New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1992. In 2002, she began her tenure as the President and Dean of China Bible Seminary in Hong Kong. Julie’s passion is equipping church leaders for effective ministry in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. In addition to speaking globally, Julie has written a number

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Sunday Agang

Does Christianity Have a Public Face?

I grew up in a church that did not teach the public implications of my faith. That is, we did not consider the implications of following Jesus for personal or societal ethics and practice. Instead, our concentration was on the importance of faith for salvation. This is true of most churches in my country of

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Daniel Salinas

Pastors, Prophets, and Prosperity

After a year of unemployment, accumulated unmet needs and multiple wants, Julia (not her real name) decided to go to the pastor for spiritual assistance. Her situation was too burdensome and painful to face alone. Surely, she thought, the pastor’s prayers will get the Lord’s attention. The secretary typed her name in the computer and

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2011 ScholarLeader of the Year

A Typewriter and a Desk: Antonio Barro

In 1995, Dr. Antonio Barro founded South American Theological Seminary (SATS) in Londrina, Brazil. He began with a typewriter and a desk in his home, and a vision for a school that would bring the truth and hope of the Gospel to bear on issues facing the Church in Latin America. In 2010, SATS celebrated its 15th

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Hailu Cherenet Biru

Working Theology

Although work occupies much of our lives, few of us have thought about it theologically – and theological reflection on work is even more limited in the Eastern Orthodox tradition of my country, Ethiopia. This is important because a proper theology of work – in Ethiopia and in the West – is critical for the

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Marcos Orison De Almeida

Wow! I’m Kind of Dizzy

Two years ago my son asked to go for a spinning ride at an amusement park. He was excited about the experience, but as soon as that little car started to spin faster and faster I heard him shouting to the operator: ‘Stop!’ His little face was full of despair. Sometimes I feel like asking

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Salim J. Munayer

Looking Back on Leadership

When you finish your studies, in seminary or Bible college, you will be full of ideas, information and excitement. You will want to return home, and implement what you have learned, imparting knowledge and being a blessing to your own people. Unfortunately when you do come back, a harsh reality is waiting for you. The

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2010 ScholarLeader of the Year

Crisis Counseling in Africa: Gladys Mwiti

Dr. Gladys Mwiti earned her MA in Counseling Psychology from the United States International University in Nairobi, and her MA in Christian Leadership and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is the author of four books and a video-based training curriculum for counselors in Africa, produced in conjunction with Fuller Seminary. She

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