Grateful for Our Forefathers

Grateful for Our Forefathers

It was a beautiful Sunday morning when Sheila and her husband Tim made their way to our church in Bikfaya. After the service, a group of seasoned church members enthusiastically gathered around them, each one waiting for their turn to greet the visitors with heartfelt hugs and kisses.

Dr. Ghassan Khalaf: Truth for Generations to Come

Dr. Ghassan Khalaf: Truth for Generations to Come

The fondness and respect for the late Dr. Ghassan Khalaf was evident at a thanksgiving service held at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) on 14 October. As guests arrived at the service, several people shared their experiences about the influence that Dr...
20 Years of LSESD: Peacebuilding and Dialogue

20 Years of LSESD: Peacebuilding and Dialogue

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is full of complexity and prone to conflict. The region needs people who collectively advocate for peace and understanding and help provide opportunities for dialogue. An important achievement of LSESD over the last 20...
20 Years of LSESD: The July War

20 Years of LSESD: The July War

A war lasting 34 days proved to be a pivotal moment in the history of LSESD. On 12 July 2006, tension on Lebanon’s southern border quickly escalated into something more serious. In days, Israeli bombs were falling across the country. Thousands of people were killed or...
Reflections of an MRel Student

Reflections of an MRel Student

The Master of Religion in Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MRel in MENA Studies) is a unique and innovative multidisciplinary program of our Seminary’s Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES).  The following are the reflections of an MRel Student. What does...

Can Theological Education Influence Society?

Posted on IMES Blog on March 6, 2014 by Rupen Das Last week, ABTS hosted a conference organized by Overseas Council where one of the questions asked was: “How can the effectiveness of a theological seminary be assessed?” It has often been assumed that seminaries train...
Writing Ensures the Continuity of the Word

Writing Ensures the Continuity of the Word

Writing as the art of composition is a gift from God.  The apostle Paul did not have to mention the gift of writing amongst others listed in the epistles to the Romans, Corinthians and Ephesians. He was modeling it. Writers of Old and New Testament books practiced the...

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