March 16, 2023

The Function of Meshalim in Re-telling the Story of the Bible

By Walid Zailaa A few weeks ago I, with some of my colleagues at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS), visited some churches and seminaries in Sudan.  The strategy of periodically visiting our students in their contexts has been eye-opening for me. I have realized that most communities not only […]
February 16, 2023

Let Us Continue the Conversation: The Bustani-Van Dyck Arabic Bible and the Discussion Around Inerrancy

By Wissam Nasrallah This blog is overly ambitious. I seek, in a very short space, to tackle two major topics that each deserve several pages to unpack. The first one revolves around textual criticism and the Bustani-Van Dyck Arabic translation of the Bible, while the second is an invitation to […]
February 2, 2023

A House Divided Against Itself Will Fall

by Elie Haddad Jesus taught His disciples an important principle in Luke 11:17: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.” In the following verse, Jesus applied this principle to Satan: “If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand?” […]
December 22, 2022

ABTS Christmas Blog

The following is a shared Christmas post written by ABTS faculty. The contributors articulate ideas around the Lord’s incarnation, humility and meaningful love. A timely reminder, lest we get swept away with the festivities of the season.   Having the Mindset of Christ by Elie Haddad “In your relationships with […]
December 8, 2022

New Testament Letters as a Testimony about Distance Education

By Dustin Ellington I recently joined the faculty of ABTS and, given ABTS’s new hybrid format, I’ve been asked several times how I feel about beginning to teach from a distance. As someone who has loved being a New Testament lecturer on the faculty of residential seminaries for twelve years […]
November 24, 2022

Movemental Disciple Making: Beyond Institutions and Individualism

Written by Wes Watkins “Just get them to come to church and leave the rest up to me,” explained my pastor. This was the beginning of my ministry into disciple making many years ago during my college years. Each Sunday, I tried to bring a few new people to church. […]
November 10, 2022

Let’s Talk (Dis)ability

By Abed  Zien El Dien From my childhood I can remember my father sitting too close to the TV screen or asking me or my sister to read for him, since he was diagnosed with Stargardt, a rare genetic eye disease that has no cure. People with disabilities are all […]
October 27, 2022

National Peace: Part three of the Middle East Consultation 2022 Blog Series

 Kees van der Knijff From September 21 to September 23, ABTS hosted the online Middle East Consultation 2022 entitled “Peace I Leave With You: Theories and Practices for Peace Ministry in the Middle East.” A collection of contributors gathered virtually to help us consider how the Church can be peacemakers in […]