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July 11, 2019

Getting the Trinity out of the Ivory Tower

by Mike Kuhn Are there any “ivory tower theologians” out there? I have never seen an ivory tower…and I suppose that’s the point. Ivory tower theologians are presumably dealing with things nobody cares about, things that make no practical difference in day-to-day life. I remember chuckling at “Owl” as I […]
July 4, 2019

Highlights from Middle East Consultation 2019

For the past sixteen years, the Middle East Consultation (MEC) has endeavored to equip participants to respond in prophetic and Christ-like ways to the many challenges facing Christians and Muslims in and beyond the Middle East.  MEC 2019 – Thinking Biblically about Muslims, Muhammad & the Qur’an: Practical Implications for the […]
June 27, 2019

Grateful for our Forefathers…and the Mission Continues!

by Wissam Nasrallah This blog post was initially posted in LSESD’s June newsletter under the title Grateful for our Forefathers. A missional reflection was added as a Post Scriptum at the end of the article for the purpose of this blog.
June 20, 2019

Muslim-Christian Relations and Freedom of Conscience

by Mike Kuhn In reflecting over the long history of Muslim-Christian interaction, it appears some hopeful winds of change are blowing. I realize that runs counter to the conventional view that Islamophobia is on the rise…which I acknowledge. Nevertheless, I see some hopeful signs.
June 13, 2019

Why We Can’t Love the Sinner but Hate the Sin?

by Elias Ghazal Islamophobia is on the rise. Over the last decade, hate crimes against Muslims have increased at an alarming rate. That is, more and more Muslims around the world are being targeted simply for identifying with Islam. This is not referring to Muslims that are complicit in terrorist […]
June 6, 2019

IMES Regional Brief – June 2019

  Dear Reader, Today, we are concluding another season of the IMES Regional Brief, reaching the ninth brief of the current academic year. In reflecting on our topics over the past months, we must conclude that evil has rooted itself in our world. For this reason, the news will continuously […]
May 30, 2019

Corruption: Its Definition and Modus Operandi

by Chaden Hani In light of the current state of our country Lebanon, which lies under the yoke of a pervasive corruption touching upon most all areas of our daily lives, we have seen that it is our duty as an evangelical community to support the recent process of change […]
May 23, 2019

Do We Truly See Ourselves as Servants?

by Rabih Hasbany In September 2017, I was assigned Team Leader for a missions ministry in Lebanon. At that time, I found myself needing to develop a better understanding of leadership, and in order to do that I consulted models of leadership in the New Testament. I was struck by […]