February 15, 2024

Whether or Not to Adjust: Living through Tension while Teaching in the Middle East

by Emad Botros Living and teaching in the Middle East in the last few years raises the challenge of one’s continuous adjustment to the ongoing unrest in the region. Every time we try to “adjust” to a new reality resulting from instability, a new development takes place: for example, the […]
February 1, 2024

Restoration of Art for God’s Glory

by Lydia Kelliney “The dance reflects the movement of God, which also moves us upon the earth. The drama presupposes the holy play between God and man. Verbal art is the hymn of praise in which the Eternal and his works are represented. Architecture reveals to us the lines of […]
January 4, 2024

ABTS Christmas and New Year’s Blog

The following is a shared Christmas and New Year post written by ABTS faculty. The contributors articulate ideas around the “Eternal Weight of Glory,” “The Dwelling Place of God,” the “New Birth,” and “A Child of Bethlehem.” A timely reminder, that God is with us in our challenging times. “An […]
December 21, 2023

Scripture and the Exorcising Ministry of the Spirit

by Kees van der Knijff Let me start with a confession: lately, I have been deeply disappointed with, or even disillusioned by, much evangelical theology. I’ve found it hard to even open a theology book and concentrate on it. For how is it possible that after all these centuries of […]
December 7, 2023

Midlife Crisis and Our Walk with God

by Abed Zien El Dien As the end of December approaches, so does my 40th birthday, which has sparked contemplation about the journey ahead. Engaging in a conversation about this milestone with an older Christian friend brought forth the concept of midlife crisis. He shared with me some of his […]
November 23, 2023

Getting to the Roots of Peacemaking: Perspective on Initiatives and Confrontation

by Dustin Ellington I was inspired by what I saw and heard at this year’s Middle East Consultation (MEC) focusing on “My Peace I Give You: Practicing Peace in the Middle East.” It was my first time attending the MEC. What I found most inspiring was hearing stories and explanations […]
November 9, 2023

The Predicament of Confrontation

by Bassem Melki Following the October blog by Sherri Ellington (“Layers of Peace”) about MEC 2023, I want to shed light on the issue of confrontation (which was raised during MEC 2023 and will be tackled again during MEC 2024) as an important step of peacemaking that we cannot neglect […]
October 12, 2023

Layers of Peace: Highlights from the 2023 Middle East Consultation at ABTS

By Sherri Ellington This year’s Middle East Consultation – which happens to be my first ever, and I was touched, impressed, and inspired – was called “My Peace I Give You: Practicing Peace in the Middle East.” It was the second year in a row for the MEC to be […]