ABTS Blog

December 2, 2021

From a Pulpit-Based Church to the Priesthood of All Believers

By Wissam Nasrallah Inviting someone to come to church has long been a standing practice in evangelical churches. I have repeatedly heard pastors encourage and challenge their congregations not just to invite their friends to church but to (physically) bring them to church as well. The idea is simple: invite […]
November 25, 2021

The Dangers of Praying for Lebanon: A Theological Reflection on Prayer, Economics, and National Blessing

By Nabil Habibi As we celebrated Lebanon’s Independence Day this week, and as the economic crisis continues to deepen, there have been renewed calls from Christians to pray for Lebanon. I have always felt uneasy about praying for my country. I do believe that prayer is essential. An active prayer […]
November 18, 2021

Responding to Political Crises: A Gospel-Centered Framework

By Elias Ghazal The situation in Lebanon is heartbreaking. Much has already been written about the catastrophe facing people in Lebanon. The most devastating fact about the crisis is that it is self-inflicted. Lebanon is on a course of self-destruction, and if it continues down this path unabated, the country […]
November 11, 2021

Middle East Consultation 2021 Recap Series: “The Church’s Engagement with Society”

By Martin Accad From September 30 to October 2, ABTS hosted the Middle East Consultation 2021 entitled “Towards a Dynamic Church: Making Disciples, Developing Leaders, and Engaging Society in Lebanon and Beyond.” During the three-day online event, we invited local, regional, and global voices to consider urgent matters of faith […]
November 4, 2021

Middle East Consultation 2021 Recap Series: Leadership Development

by Elie Haddad From September 30 to October 2, ABTS hosted the Middle East Consultation 2021 entitled “Towards a Dynamic Church: Making Disciples, Developing Leaders, and Engaging Society in Lebanon and Beyond.” During the three-day online event, we invited local, regional, and global voices to consider urgent matters of faith […]
October 28, 2021

Middle East Consultation 2021 Recap Series: Disciple Multiplication Movements

By Warrick Farah On September 30 – October 2 ABTS hosted the Middle East Consultation 2021 entitled “Towards a Dynamic Church: Making Disciples, Developing Leaders, and Engaging Society in Lebanon and Beyond.” The three-day online event invited local, regional, and global voices to consider urgent matters of faith and witness […]
October 21, 2021

Christians Listening to Secular Music: What is the Impact?

By Abed El Kareem Zien El Dien A Christian friend of mine challenged me lately to stop listening to (what he calls) secular music-any non-worship music that does not glorify Christ or pinpoint listeners to the gospel-for the upcoming three months. Instead, I am only permitted to listen to Christian […]
October 14, 2021

The Maddening Guide for Christian Organizations to Send Much Needed Aid to Syria

By Wissam Al Saliby Imagine that a Christian or a church in the U.S. or in Europe is eager to partner with Syrians in Syria for church ministry and to serve the poor. They get in touch with a small group of faithful believers who are actively ministering in their […]