April 11, 2024

A 21st Century Reformation: Inevitable Pruning

By Walid Zailaa In a world that is constantly evolving and changing, it is crucial that the church remains open to reevaluating its practices and beliefs. The concept of reformation has been a cornerstone of the Protestant faith, but perhaps it is time for the church today to take a […]
March 28, 2024

The Power of Liturgy: Journeying Toward A Deeper Understanding of Easter Celebration

By Chelsea Hurlburt I grew up in a church where “liturgy” was a bad word. “Liturgy” meant dead ritual, and for those from my non-denominational church tradition, liturgical practice implied faithless, routinized worship. Yet over the years as a Christian, I’ve grown to appreciate liturgy as a platform on which […]
March 14, 2024

Pondering Division and Unity in Lebanon and Beyond

by Loulwa El Maalouf Lebanon remains a failed state, and God continues to remind us that there is hope. This blog post is not about new ideas, but rather musings on how God can always use His church for His purposes, and how a church united leads others to know […]
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. […]
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 […]