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 […]
October 13, 2022

Community Peace: Part Two of the Middle East Consultation 2022 Blog Series

Grace Al-Zoughbi 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 times of […]
July 28, 2022

Rethinking the “Problem” of Childlessness

by Rabih Hasbany Dear Readers, The ABTS Blog will be on Summer Break during the month of August. See you in September! Every time my church celebrates Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, I automatically think of those who do not have children. I think of them too every time I […]
July 21, 2022

Can Bad Pizza Survive in a Shame-Based Culture? What About Us?

by Bassem Melki In 2010, Domino’s Pizza, one of the biggest food chains in the world, had a problem. Although they had the speediest delivery service, the pizza quality was so bad that Domino’s CEO Patrick Doyle said, “we had somehow created a situation where people liked our pizza less […]
June 23, 2022

Service Versus Sitting at Jesus’ Feet: While Doing Good, Do We Miss the Best?

by Dustin Ellington I’d like to share the story of a conversation I once had sitting around a table in Zambia with students from numerous Southern African countries. (Before my recent appointment to the core faculty of ABTS, I was a lecturer in New Testament at Justo Mwale University in […]
June 16, 2022

“In Christ” in Crisis: Lessons from Paul

by Elie Haddad The New Testament expression in Christ, which was heavily used by the Apostle Paul, has always intrigued me. It is a curious way of describing our relationship to Christ, or to God in Christ. These days, living in a perpetual crisis in Lebanon, the notion of in […]
June 2, 2022

Abu Akleh and the Religious Other

By Abed Zein El Dien On May 11, Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist and longtime TV correspondent for Al Jazeera Arabic in Palestine, was shot dead by the Israeli forces while covering army raids in the city of Jenin in the northern occupied West Bank. Her death is a tragedy […]