July 4, 2024

Logo of Jesus

By Bassem Melki Adidas’s logo that we know today as three steps  started in 1949 as three stripes on sports shoes, then changed into three leaves (the trefoil) in 1972, and finally in 1997 became the version we know today. When we see the adidas logo on a product, we […]
June 20, 2024

Christians and Time Management

By Abed Zien El Dien Many people I have recently met are facing a hard time in keeping up with their schedules. This includes me. As students apply to ABTS, they are asked about their ability to spare enough time for their studies. Yet most will still encounter challenges with […]
May 9, 2024

My Journey Using Literary Context to Understand and Teach the Bible

By Dustin Ellington I first became deeply attached to the Bible when, in my early teens, my family went through a difficult time. One day during this period I sensed God saying to me, “You haven’t tried reading my word.” I took my Bible from a shelf, started reading it, […]
February 29, 2024

Shaped by Books: Personal Reflections

by Elie Haddad Unquestionably, there is no book that has shaped my life like the Bible, God’s written word. No contest. However, God also uses many other spiritual and theological books to deepen my understanding of Him and His word, to challenge my preconceptions, and to spur me into action. […]
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 […]
January 19, 2023

Things We Carry as We Go: Reflections on Lebanese Youth Who Left

Teresa Sfeir “All the Lebanese immigrants I know keep talking about Lebanon, but no one wants to come back,” Samar shared. Samar, 27, has been in the UAE since 2020. Returning is not an option for her because she has gotten used to the sense of stability that the UAE […]
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 […]