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Paschal as a Pillar of Mystery: A Reflection from Ethiopia

The Ethiopian Orthodox catechetical tradition, which has been developing since the 15th century, is expressed through “The Five Pillars of the Mystery” or “Amstu Aemade Mistrate.” The pillars include the Holy Trinity, Incarnation, Baptism, Eucharist, and Resurrection. In a commentary on this creed, known as “Tselote-Haymanot,” the meaning of the resurrection is articulated as follows:

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Mariana Schietti in Brazil

Many problems could be solved if our Christian population (which makes up almost 90% of our country) didn’t need so much wealth and status, and instead started to look at each other as equals, considering their growth potential and basic needs.

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Pray for Ukraine

We live in Ukraine: not in “the situation” but in a brutal war in the 21st century on the European continent, in a country with a population of about 40 million. We did not invite this war.

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Mwawi Chilongozi Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Mwawi Chilongozi (LeaderStudies) from Malawi, who successfully defended her dissertation recently! She serves as Secretary General for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa).

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House of Wisdom: Episode 12

Our final episode of the House of Wisdom revisits the key question of monotheism and the Trinity in Christianity and Islam. To explore this topic more deeply (and, as a bonus, to hear about how modern Arab Christians think about naming their children!), watch this episode.

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House of Wisdom: Episode 11

What were some of the earliest languages Christians spoke? How did Christianity become translated into those languages, and what can that teach us today about how we talk about Christianity? Watch Episode 11 of the House of Wisdom to learn about these questions – and about early Christian attitudes toward the cross.

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Gerardo Corpeño Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Gerardo Corpeño (LeaderStudies), who successfully defended his dissertation earlier this spring! He goes to Guatemala to serve as faculty at SETECA (VSI), one of Latin America’s largest seminaries. In Latin America’s violent context, he will help Christians pursue reconciliation rooted in Christ’s cross. You can read a recent essay by Gerardo here.

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House of Wisdom: Episode 10

Has the Bible been corrupted? How can we know? How can we trust the Bible? Early Arab Christians were much closer to the original Biblical texts than we are. Watch Episode 10 of the House of Wisdom to learn how they answered these questions.

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