Middle East Conversation 2020

Middle East Conversation 2020

A Dynamic Pause: Reflections on Simplicity, Purpose, and Transformation in this Time of Pandemic. Registration for the first webinar will be open on June 1st To learn more and register for event:...
Learning from a Distance: the ABTS Online Program

Learning from a Distance: the ABTS Online Program

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14 Learning From a Distance By Jad Tabet The ABTS Online Program In the current world of social distancing, we are more than ever called to be the salt and light to others around us....
When Tempted to Flee, Stand

When Tempted to Flee, Stand

Wave after wave of violence has threatened to extinguish the light of Christ in Iraq as the country has been vacated of over two thirds of its Christian population since the early 2000s. And yet, at least one pastor and his congregation can be highlighted as having stood firm in the face of the temptation to flee and chosen to shine as bright lights in the impending darkness.

ABTS: Pray for Returning Students

ABTS: Pray for Returning Students

ABTS’s first-year students are beginning to arrive in Lebanon! We are excited to have them join our family. Pray with us that their transition into our community will be smooth and blessed. Pray that God will give us the wisdom to guide them and that the time they...
Graduates for His Glory

Graduates for His Glory

When we consider the second statement of our Lord’s Prayer, we may ask, “How does God establish His Kingdom on earth?” He is the omnipotent, self-sufficient Lord of Hosts, and yet He wills to use ordinary, finite people so that the name of our Lord Jesus is glorified in us.

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...
Arab Christians Hungry and Thankful for Christianity Explored

Arab Christians Hungry and Thankful for Christianity Explored

There has been much excitement from churches in the Middle East North Africa [MENA] region since the launch last year of Christianity Explored (CE) resources in Arabic by LSESD’s publishing arm Dar Manhal Al Hayat (DMAH). Several teams from Christianity Explored in...
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...

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