The Meaning of Church in the Days of COVID-19

The Meaning of Church in the Days of COVID-19

For years, we’ve been hearing that the church is not the building, it is the people. Now the time has come to walk the talk! How are churches reacting to this pandemic and what adjustments have been put in place to ensure the preservation of the congregation?

Learning from a Distance: the ABTS Online Program

Learning from a Distance: 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. Starting April 8th, we at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) will begin to provide online classes for our current residential students so they can complete their training from the safety of their homes.

Is There Hope?

Is There Hope?

After two weeks of mass demonstrations, road closures and a resigned Prime Minister, the fate of Lebanon hangs in the balance as the country faces the unknown.

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.

Seeking God’s Wisdom in 2019

Seeking God’s Wisdom in 2019

“The way of Jesus cannot be imposed or mapped – it requires an active participation in following Jesus as He leads us through sometimes strange and unfamiliar territory, in circumstances that become clear only in hesitations and questionings, in the pauses and...
Keep Faith Visual

Keep Faith Visual

Heaven gained two of its best in 2018. Dear friend and partner Sam Moore and renowned Theologian, friend and Pastor Ghassan Khalaf. Both men of God were dear and near to Lena and I in our 20+ years of ministry at LSESD and I look forward to reuniting with them in...
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...

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