July 18, 2024

Against Simplification: Embracing Complexity as a Theological Virtue

by Kees van der Knijff From time to time, at the end of a course or even upon graduation, a student sighs: “I have ended up with more questions than I had when I started to study.” Apparently, studying for several months or even years has not resulted in fewer […]
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 23, 2024

From Missio Dei to Motus Dei: The Recovery of Movement

By Wes Watkins We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God. This is true not only of the individual Christian, but of the company of Christians that composes the Church. Always the most revealing thing about the Church is her idea […]
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, […]
April 25, 2024

Where can Wisdom be found? Fearing God and Shunning Evil as Transformation

By Grace Al-Zoughbi In surveying the calamites of the twenty-first century, particularly in our Middle Eastern region, it becomes important to be reminded that true wisdom cannot be found without reference to God. Wisdom is nowadays sought in debatable and deceptive places. “To fear the Lord” and “to shun evil” […]
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 […]