Faculty Publications and Presentations 2015

Faculty Publications 2015

 

Martin Accad

Book Chapters and Journal Articles:

·         “Towards a Theology of Islam: A Response to Harley Talman’s ‘Is Muhammad Also Among the Prophets?’” International Journal of Frontier Missiology, Vol. 31, Issue 4, Winter 2014, pp. 27-29 (www.ijfm.org).

·         “Just Peacemaking in Light of Global Challenges from Muslims”, in Rodney L. Petersen, Glen H. Stassen and Timothy A. Norton, Formation for Life: Just Peacemaking and 21st Century Discipleship (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2013).

·         “Christian Attitudes toward Islam and Muslims: A Kerygmatic Approach”, in Evelyne Reisacher (ed.), Toward Respectful Understanding and Witness among Muslims: Essays in Honor of J. Dudley Woodberry (William Carey Library, Pasadena: 2012).

·         “Middle Eastern Theology from an Evangelical Perspective”, in Jeffrey P. Greenman & Gene Green (eds.), Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective: Exploring the Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission (IVP Academics, 2012), pp. 148-164.

·         “Mission at the Intersection of Religion and Empire”, International Journal of Frontier Missiology: Religion and Identity, Vol. 28, Issue 4, Winter 2011, pp. 179-189 (www.ijfm.org).

·         “Loving Neighbor in Word and Deed: What Jesus Meant”, in Miroslav Volf, Ghazi bin Muhammad and Melissa Yarrington (eds.), A Common Word: Muslims and Christians on Loving God and Neighbor (Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids: 2010), pp. 157-161.

Blog Articles:

·         “Has Lebanon finally figured out its own version of the ‘Arab Spring’?, October 8, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “‘The World Is Yours!’ A Brief Reflection on Citizenship and Stewardship,” July 30, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Choosing Our Battles: brief reflections from the Middle East on homosexuality and the ‘marriage equality’ controversy”, July 2, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Judeo-Christian-ism Meets Islam-ism,” May 7, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “The Power of Easter: Redeemed from Selfishness; Called to a Ministry of Reconciliation,” April 9, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Beating Back ISIS,” February 20, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Can Christianity Be Reformed?” January 15, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Can Islam Be Reformed?” January 9, 2015, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “How ISIS Should Shape Our View of the Church and Its Mission Globally,” December 4, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Resisting ISIS Beyond Secularism and Religious Fanaticism,” November 13, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Christians at the Heart of the Middle East’s Future,” October 2, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “A Plea to My Christian, Muslim and Jewish Friends,” July 18, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Islam in the Dock,” May 23, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “My Inner Journey to Hell and Back,” April 24, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “When the State Starts Crumbling … A Theology of Staying,” March 20, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Building Relationships as Theology of Life,” February 6, 2014, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Homage to the Mothers of Syria,” December 25, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “On Being a Woman in the Arab World: Why Our Lebano-Chauvinism Is Not Helping Us,” November 21, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “My Allah Is More Authentic than Your Allah,” October 24, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “You – Yes You Can Influence the Future of Syria!” September 19, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Redeeming the Enemy: A Call to Civil Disobedience,” July 25, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “The Day Hamas Walked Away from Damascus: What Future for the MENA Church (Part 2),” June 1, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “The Day Hamas Walked Away from Damascus (Part 1),” May 24, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Francis, the Saint and the Pope: What’s in that Name for Us?” March 23, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “On Bearing False Witness: Our Casual and Repetitive Breach of the Ninth Commandment,” February 14, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Who’s Your Hero? Reflections on Assad’s Latest Speech,” January 10, 2013, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Will Obama’s Second Term Be Worth Dancing For? Revisiting the 2009 Cairo Speech,” November 15, 2012, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Domesticating Slavery in the Contemporary Arab World,” October 18, 2012, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “‘Terry Jones’ Strikes Again! This time with his friends…” September 19, 2012, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Our Utilitarian Ethics and the ‘Arab Spring’,” August 16, 2012, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “My View on Israel/Palestine is Inspired by a Jew,” July 23, 2012, Blog Post at IMESLebanon.wordpress.com.

·         “Ask, Seek, Knock”, in Eyeing Easter, Walking Through Lent, Baptist Center for Ethics, Nashville, 2007, pp. 22-28 (www.ethicsdaily.com).

·         “The Jesus Manifesto for Lebanon: Rebuilding the Soul of a Shattered Nation on the Brink of Civil War”, Christianity Today, week of February 7, 2007 (www.christianitytoday.com).

·         “‘Who Is My Neighbor’ in the Lebanon-Israel Conflict?” Christianity Today, week of July 24, 2006 (www.christianitytoday.com).

·         “Another Point of View: Evangelical Blindness on Lebanon”, Christianity Today, week of July 17, 2006 (www.christianitytoday.com).

 

Arthur Brown

Academic Journal Articles

·         The Millennial Generation and the MENA Uprisings: Relationships and New Spaces in the Emerging Middle East (to be published in the upcoming MEATE Journal).

·         The Challenges of Following Jesus in the Middle East and North Africa, International Journal of Frontier Missiology, 31:4 Winter, 2014. [I drafted the original MEC2014 Report, which was then edited for the journal publication].

IMES Blog Posts

·         Responding to Franklin and the Politics of Fear, JULY 24, 2015

·         Discipleship Today: Identity and Belonging in the Middle East and North Africa, JUNE 24, 2015

·         Why Do Young People Join ISIS?, APRIL 2, 2015

·         Let’s Eat Together! FEBRUARY 5, 2015

·         When It Gets Personal, JULY 10, 2014

·         Speaking Out: Muslim Leaders Respond to the Kidnapping of Nigerian Girls, MAY 17, 2014

·         Overcoming Fear: Reflections on Intentional Interfaith Activities, APRIL 3, 2014 

·         “Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World”: An Interview with Rosalee Velloso Ewell and John Baxter-Brown., FEBRUARY 11, 2014

·         The Proclamation of the Gospel: Pope Francis’ Evangelli Gaudium and Islam, JANUARY 2, 2014 

 

Daniel Chetti

·         The Eve of Protestant Reformation & the Eve of Arab Revolution: Parallels and Possibilities (Faculty Research ABTS) (hope to publish an Expanded version)

·         Migration and Changing Ecclesial landscape: Who is My Neighbor? (Published ABTS Newsletter, Aug 2012)

·         Problems or partners? How will Church View Migrants? (Published), ETHICS DAILY, SEPT 13, 2012

 

Rupen Das

Books

·         Compassion and the Mission of God: Revealing the Invisible Kingdom” to be published by  Langham Literature in 2015. Foreword by Dr. Gary Nelson.

·         Connecting Curriculum and Context: Handbook for Context Relevant Curriculum Development in Theological Education, to be published by ICETE and Langham Literature in November 2015. Foreword by Dr. Riad Kassis.

·         Church and Poverty: The Church's Witness to the Kingdom of God (Arabic), Beirut: Dar Manhal al Hayat, 2015.

·         Profiles of Poverty: The Human Face of Poverty in Lebanon, Beirut: Dar Manhal al Hayat, 2011.

Chapters in Books

·         “What is the Relationship Between Poverty, Peace and Justice,” The Bible for Peace and Justice (Arabic), Bible Society of Lebanon, Beirut, 2014.

·         “The Wonder of Confusing Knots and Skirting Chaos,” Real Change is Incremental, BPS Books, Toronto, 2014.

·         “Humanitarian Space in Unconventional Warfare,” in Helping Hands and Loaded Arms: Navigating the Military and Humanitarian Space, Canadian Peacekeeping Press,  Clementsport, 2007.

·         “Dealing With War Trauma: A Do No Harm Perspective,” in Options for Aid in Conflict: Lessons From Field Experience, Collaborative for Development Action Inc., Boston, 2000

Journal and Periodical Articles

·         “Impact of the Local Church Showing Compassion: Lessons from the Syrian Crisis” SEEDBED: Practioners in Conversation, Volume XXIX No.1, June 2015, pp. 43-50.

·         “Syria’s Jihadists are poised to Exploit Syria’ Aid Vacuum” Oxford Analytica, March 26, 2013

·         “Syrian Conflict Paves way to Humanitarian Crisis” Oxford Analytica, October 1, 2012

·         “Food Security and Food Sovereignty in Iraq: The Impact of War and Sanctions on the Civilian Population”. Food. Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Volume 10, Number 2, Summer 2007, pp. 317-348(32)

 Peer Reviewed Blogs

 At Ethics Daily

·           What does it Really Mean to be Righteous? (July 10, 2015)

·           Challenging the Shame of being Poor (May 14, 2015)

·           How Lebanese Churches Help During Syrian Crisis (October 31, 2014)

·           Even When you Face Unbearable Suffering, God is Near (June 17, 2014)

·           Providing Aid as Christian Witness: Manipulation or Act of Mercy (January 23, 2014)

·           How Much Hospitality Can Lebanon Offer Syrian Refugees (August 13, 2013)

·           Humanitarian Aid as a Weapon of War in Syria (April 15, 2013)

·           Syrian Christians Live Through Betrayal, Redemption (February 19, 2013)

·           War’s Hypocrisy: When Civilian Deaths Don’t Matter (December 4, 2012)

·           No Matter What the Future Holds, God is Present (October 31, 2012)

At Institute of Middle East Studies

·           Theology of Living in the Saturdays of Life (June 12, 2014)

·           Can Theological Education Influence Society (March 6, 2014)

·           Providing Aid as Part of Christian Witness: Manipulation or Acts of Mercy (January 16, 2014)

·           Is There a Limit to Hospitality (August 8, 2013)

·           Saving Syria (June 27, 2013)

·           Humanitarian Aid as a Weapon of War in Syria (April 4, 2013)

·           Betrayal and Redemption (February 7, 2013)

·           On Killing Civilians (November 29, 2012)

·           When the Victory of God Seems Like a Distant Dream (October 25, 2012)

·           I’ve Got a Name…Too (September 27, 2012)

·           Human Rights Versus Obligations: A conversation with a Muslim friend (August 30, 2012)

·           The Poor at the Border: Why should we care? (August 2, 2012)

 At Associated Baptist Press

·           Humanitarian Aid as a Weapon of War in Syria (April 9, 2013)

 At Just Policy Blog (Tear Fund UK)

·           Life for Syrian refugees outside of official camps – how local churches are making a difference (Guest Blog, January 21, 2014)

 At Capital Commentary (The Center for Public Justice)

·           The Local Church: A Place of Compassion in the Syrian Crisis (November 11, 2014)

Research Reports

·           Three Block Wars and Humanitarian Space: Where is it? Implications for Operations and Policy (pp. 31-35, Final Report of consultation “Three Block Wars and Humanitarianism” funded by Foreign Affairs Canada, Pearson Peacekeeping Center and Humber International Development Institute, September 12-14, 2006)

·           Results Based Management: Are We There Yet? (Workshop Report, funded by CIDA, Nov.16-18, 2005)

·           Calibration of Humanitarian Crises (CIDA/HAPS, 2005)

·           Emergency Operations Support Center (EOSC) Redesign and RFP (CIDA/HAPS, 2005)

·           Emergency Operations Support Center (EOSC) Review (CIDA/HAPS, 2005)

·           Emergency Funding Mechanism, (CIDA/HAPS, 2005)

·           Joint Fundraising (CIDA/HAPS, 2005)

·           Humanitarian Crises Early Warning Framework (Focus Humanitarian Canada, 2005)

·           Our Common Responsibility: The Impact of a New War on Iraqi Children, (International Study Team, 30 January 2003)

·           NGO Report on the Government of Vanuatu’s Implementation of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, Geneva, June 1998.  Database on-line. Available from    <http://www.crin.org/docs/resources/treaties/crc.22/Vanuatu_NGO_Report.pdf>

Misc. Articles

·         “Hunger, Famine & Food Insecurity: What is it that we still don’t understand?” Mosaic, Fall 2011, pp. 8-9

·         “Globalization and Humanitarian Action”, The Trust News, October 2002.

·         “The Agony of Afghanistan”, Childview, Winter 2002: 14-17

·         “Intelligence in the 21st Century”, The Trust News, London: UK, Spring 1995.

 

Elie Haddad

·         "Jesus Christ, King and Caliph." Christian Ethics Today 22, no. 4 (2014): 16-20. [With Jesse Wheeler.]

·         "The Good News of the Arab Spring." In The Institute of Middle East Studies, 2013. Lebanon: imeslebanon.wordpress.com, 2013.

·         “Churches in Arab Spring: Political or Prophetic Voice?” EthicsDaily.com (2013). http://ethicsdaily.com/churches-in-arab-spring-political-or-prophetic-voice--cms-20418.

·         “Middle East Christians: Strength through Powerlessness” EthicsDaily.com  (2014). http://ethicsdaily.com/middle-east-christians-strength-through-powerlessness-cms-22222.

·         “Why Churches Need a Theology of Prophetic Engagement” EthicsDaily.com  (2014). http://ethicsdaily.com/why-churches-need-a-theology-of-prophetic-engagement-cms-21731.

 

Caleb Hutcherson

·         "Using Action Research in Theological Studies." (Faculty Research at ABTS - a reflection on the implementation of action research as in integrated research method for a course on the social role of the Church in Society.) Seeking publication. 2015.

 

Riad Kassis

Publications:

·         Commentary on Song of Songs. Arab Bible Commentary (Cairo: Dar al-Thaqafa, forthcoming in 2017). [Arabic].

·         Commentary on Deuteronomy. Arab Bible Commentary (Cairo: Dar al-Thaqafa, forthcoming in 2017). [Arabic].

·         "Evangelicals and Theological Education." In Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2015).

·         “International Council for Evangelical Theological Education” (co-authored with Paul Sanders in Encyclopedia of Christian Education. George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, eds. London, Boulder, New York, London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).

·         “Advancing the Church in Lebanon and Beyond” Bible Study Magazine, May-June 2014, pp. 15-18. Also published in The Gospel Works Everywhere: 14 Inspiring Stories from Around the World. Bible Study Magazine Book Bundle (https://www.logos.com/product/47601/bible-study-magazine-book-bundle).

Forwards and Blurbs

·         Kevin G. Smith, Academic Writing and Theological Research: A Guide for Students (Carlisle: Langham Literature, 2015). Forward.

·         R. Scott Rodin, ed., Christ-Centered Generosity: Global Perspectives on the Biblical Call to a Generous Life’ (Colbert, WA: Kingdom Life, 2015). Blurb.

·         Chris Naylor, Postcards from the Middle East (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2015). Blurb.

·         Rupen Das, Connecting Curriculum with Context: Handbook for Context Relevant Curriculum Development in Theological Education (Carlisle: The ICETE Library for Theological Education, Langham Literature, 2015). Forward.

·         Suhail Saoud, The Gospel in Today’s World [Arabic] (Cairo: Dar al-Thaqafa, 2015). Forward and blurb.

·         J. B. Jeyaraj, et al, eds., Repairer of Broken Walls: Essays on Holistic Child Development In honor of Dr. Dan Brewster (Bangalore: ISPCK and CFCD-India, 2014). Blurb.

·         Abraham Kovacs & Zoltan Schwab, eds. In Academia for the Church: Eastern and Central European Theological Perspectives (Carlisle: Langham Monographs, 2014). Forward.

·         Phill Butler, Well Connected: Releasing power, restoring hope through kingdom partnerships (Waynesboro/Milton Keynes: Authentic, 2005, Arabic version, 2014). Blurb.

·         Samuel E. Chiang & Grant Lovejoy, eds. Beyond Literate Western Practices: Continuing Conversations in Orality and Theological Education (Hong Kong: International Orality Network, 2014). Blurb.

·         R. E. Enlow, Jr. The Leader’s Palette: Seven Primary Colors (Bloomington: WestBow, 2013). Blurb.

·         Fritz Deininger & Orbelina Eguizabal, eds. Foundations for Academic Leadership in Academic Leadership Series (Nurnberg: VTR, 2013). Blurb.

·         Matthew Michael, Christian Theology and African Traditions (Eugene: Pickwick, 2012). Blurb.

·         C. John Collins Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? Who they were and why you should care (Wheaton: Crossway, 2011). Blurb.

 

Michael Kuhn

Institute of Middle East Studies: Blog Titles including:

·         “Jesus and the Overthrow of Religion”

·         “The New Face of ISIS”

·         “ISIS and the Apocalypse”

·         “Christians, Culture and Power”

·         “A Kingdom Reality-Check in the Middle East Crisis”

 

·         Fresh Vision for the Muslim World: An Incarnational Alternative: Intervarsity Press, 2009.

·         “Partnering with Nationals for the Right Reasons, in the Right Ways”, ACMC publication, 2006.  

·         “Old Testament Survey: History and Content.” Course written for the on-line TEACH/LEARN project of Overseas Council International/MEATE.

·         “The Holy Spirit in the Christian Life.” Course written for the on-line TEACH/LEARN project of Overseas Council International/MEATE.

·         “Community Development” and “Christian Social Ethics”. Courses edited for the on-line TEACH/LEARN project of Overseas Council International/MEATE. “Old Testament Survey: History and Content.” Course written for the on-line TEACH/LEARN project of Overseas Council International/MEATE.

·         “The Holy Spirit in the Christian Life.” Course written for the on-line TEACH/LEARN project of Overseas Council International/MEATE.

·         “Community Development” and “Christian Social Ethics”. Courses edited for the on-line TEACH/LEARN project of Overseas Council International/MEATE.

 

Karen Shaw

·         “16 Reflections Gleaned from 1 Day of Silence,” EthicsDaily.com, on-line at http://ethicsdaily.com/16-reflections-gleaned-from-1-day-of-silence-cms-20428, posted 31 January 2013.

·         “Divine Heartbeats and Human Echoes: A Theology of Affectivity and Implications for Mission,” Evangelical Review of Theology, 37:3 (July 2013), 196-209.

·         “A Strategic Time and Place: A Resource for Hope and Healing in Lebanon and its Neighbors,” Mutuality, 20 No. 3, Autumn 2013, 12-14.

·         “All in the Family: Nepotism & Mission?” Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 4, October 2013, 134-135.

 

Perry Shaw

·         Transforming Theological Education: A Practical Handbook for Integrative Learning, Carlisle: Langham, 2014.

·         “Space and Community, Engagement and Empowerment: Missiological Equipping for a New Mission Era,” (with Corneliu Constantineanu), theme 7 in Children & Youth as Partners in Mission: A Compendium of Papers presented at the 4/14 Window Missiology Conference, Seoul, Korea, February 2013, ed. by Dan Brewster and John Baxter-Brown, Penang: Compassion International, 2013, 213-238.

·         “Culture and Learning”(363-364), “The Greek Orthodox Church” (560-561), “Will” (1383-1384), “World” (1401-1402), in Encyclopedia of Christian Education, ed. by George Thomas Kurian  and Mark A. Lamport, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

·         “Questions That Bring Contemporary Context to Past Personalities” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 29.5 (May 2015), 1, 6.

·          “Developing Purpose Statements to Shape our Courses” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 29.1 (January 2015), 6.

·         “What’s the Big Idea?” The Teaching Professor, Vol. 28.9 (November 2014), 1, 6.

·         “‘New Treasures with the Old’: Addressing Culture and Gender Imperialism in Higher Level Theological Education,” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 38.3 (July 2014), 265-279.

·         “Educational Challenges in the Heartland of World Religions,” Guest editorial, Christian Education Journal, Series 3, 10, Special Supplement on International Perspectives on Christian Education, Fall 2013, S-157-161.

·         “The Missional-Ecclesial Leadership Vision of the Early Church,” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 37.2 (April 2013), 131-139.

·         “Integrated Theological Education: A Practical Model,” The Theological Educator (on-line journal of the European Evangelical Accrediting Association), Vol. 5.2, online at http://thetheologicaleducator.net/2013/01/16/integrated-theological-education-a-practical-model/#more-720, posted 16 January 2013.

·         “Patronage, Exemption, and Institutional Policy,” Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 49:1 (January 2013), 8-13.

 

Faculty Professional Contributions 2015

 

Martin Accad

·         “Islam and Christianity in the Middle East beyond ISIS,” The Stott-Bediako Forum on the Gospel and the World Today: “Religious Extremism,” INFEMIT, 8-10 July 2015, Amman, Jordan.

·         “Christian Witness in a Multireligious World: Adopting a Kerygmatic Approach,” Keynote Address, SAT7 Network Meetings, 25 March 2015, Turkey.

·         “Citizenship in Light of Growing Religious Extremism”, The Theological Colloquium for Evangelical Theological Thinking in the Arab World, March 9, 2015, Amman, Jordan.

·         « La pensée christologique chez Théodore de Mopsueste et Saint Jean Chrysostome et leur influence sur la tradition syriaque : une approche exégétique comparée », Patrimoine Syriaque, Colloque XIII : « Les Exégètes Syriaques » 11-14 February 2015, Ghazir, Lebanon.

·         “A New Middle East: Moving beyond Secularism and Religious Fanaticism,” Sheffield and Reading – Public address for BMS Catalyst Live event, October 2014.

·         “What Seriousness About Human Rights Could Mean for the Middle East – and the US,” Conference at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, entitled: “Human Rights Thwart Terrorism,” October 7-11, 2013.

 

Arthur Brown

·         Changing Faith: Dimensions of Faith Change for Young People, IMES’ Middle East Consultation, June 2015.

·         Sharing Your Faith with Young People from Different Faiths [with Sara Obeid] - Katalyst Conference, February 2015.

·         Is it Dialogue or Evangelism? Faith and Friendship Conference, November 2015

 

Daniel Chetti

·         Lebanon, Arab Spring, and the Conflict in Syria (Address Delivered at Pilgrim Place/Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA, September 26, 2012)

·         Arab Spring and Christian Mission in the Middle East & North Africa (Seminar, Conducted at Annual Metings of ABC-LA, Glendale, CA, October 3-5, 2012)

 

Elie Haddad

·         3-hour seminar at Hunter’s Glen Baptist Church in Texas, September 2012, topic: Winsome Gospel Outreach when Conflict is the Context

·         Session at OCI’s Institute for Excellence, August 2012, topic: Theological Education: What Kind of Leaders Will We Need? How Do We Form Them?

·         Graduation speaker at JETS graduation, August 2012

·         Supreme Council Ministers’ Fellowship Meeting, August 2012, topic: Centrality of Scripture in Individual Life.

 

Caleb Hutcherson

·         "Lived Theology Project: a Natural Playground at ABTS." This faculty-led project involved collaboratively designing, fundraising, coordinating, and installing a natural playground for the nurture and development of the children of ABTS student families. January 2013-September 2014.

 

Samuel Kharrat

·         “Ingredients of Resilience” 11 Feb. 2013. Pastors /Leaders gathering fellowship by the High supreme counsel of the Evangelical churches.

·         “Helping Incentives of Family health” 24 Feb. 2014. . Pastors /Leaders gathering fellowship by the High supreme counsel of the Evangelical churches.

·         Conducting a conference in Keserwan, for 70 people (Most of them were Arminian Syrian refugees on PTSD and Inner Healing, 20-22 Sep. 2014.

·         Presentation on the “Marital Faithfulness”. Lebanon Baptist Church 12 Aug. 2015.

·         Presentation on “Making a distinctive leader”. 14 Aug 2015. LIVF conference.

·         Presentations on the book of Revelation, 2014-2015 at the Bikfaya Baptist Church. Historical and prophetic perspective, based on new key of Interpreting Revelation, the Layers approach.

 

Michael Kuhn

·         “Early Islam Perspectives of the Apostle Paul as a Narrative Framework for Tahrif (corruption of Biblical texts)”  A paper presented at the Mingana Symposium (Sep 2013), pending publication in 2014.

·         “Fresh Vision for the Muslim World,” Weekend seminar/retreat for the American Protestant Church of Bonn, Germany (Oct 2013).

·         Conference speaker, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenneessee, USA. (Feb 2013)

·         “Al-Massira” (the Journey – Arabic program for evangelism and discipleship) trainer and trustee. Participated in training events in Beirut.

 

Riad Kassis

·         “Rays of Hope: Rooted and Engaged.” Presentation at the International Consultation of Evangelical Theological Education, Nairobi, Kenya, October 2012   

·         “Challenges facing doctoral programs in majority world.” Presentation at the Doctoral Consultation sponsored by Langham Partnership International, Overseas Council International, and International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, Nairobi, Kenya, October 2012

·         “Theological Education in a Global Market: Importing and Exporting Theological Education.” Presentation at Overseas Council Institute for Excellence, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Wroclaw, Poland, September 2012

·         “The so –called Arab Spring and Theological Education.” Presentation at Overseas Council Institute for Excellence, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon, August 2012

·         “al-Qeada al-Masihiyat” (Christian Leadership). Presentation at the Leadership Training Seminar, Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches, Beit Ania, Lebanon, August 2012

·         “Fahim al-‘ahd al-Qadeem: Takween 1 wa 2” (Understanding the Old Testament: Genesis 1 and 2).  Presentation at the Leadership Training Seminar, Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches, Beit Ania, Lebanon, August 2012

·         “Responding to the Stranger in Our Midst.” Presentation at the Middle East Conference, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary, Beirut, Lebanon, June 2012

·         “Fire and Water: Canadian theological schools and theological education in the global south.” Presentation at reSource Consultation, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, May 2012

·         “Theological Education as Mission: The Role of Theological Education in Global Mission.” Presentation at Lausanne Consultation on theological education, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston, USA, May 2012

 

Karen Shaw

“When Women Speak – A Missiology of Resistance”. When Women Speak Consultation, Melbourne School of Theology, 24-26 September 2015.

·         Port Macquarie Presbyterian Church (Australia). Presentation/workshop on “Communicating Cross-culturally). 7 July 2013.

·         Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) Christian Union (IFES). Workshops on “Engaging Islam.” 3 and 10 September 2013.

 

Perry Shaw

·         Consultation on Iranian Christian Leadership, High Leigh, UK. Keynote speaker on the theology and practice of functional and dysfunctional exercises of power. 15-17 September 2015.

·         Pars Theological Centre, London. Faculty consultation for curriculum development and on-line learning. 14 September 2015.

·         Overseas Council International, Institute for Excellence in Christian Leadership Development, Cuba, 9-11 September 2015, focused on Integrated and Intentional Curricular Development.

·         Methodist Theological Seminary, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 26-27 May 2015.

·         Australian Association for Mission Studies, Symposia on “Transforming Theological Education”: Melbourne (11 May 2015), Sydney (14 May 2015), Adelaide (15 May 2015), Brisbane (18 May 2015).

·         East Asia School of Theology, Singapore. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 6-8 May 2015.

·         China, House Church training institutes, leadership training in course design and lesson planning (under auspices of Overseas Council). 17-26 March 2015.

·         Overseas Council International, Institute for Excellence in Christian Leadership Development, Beirut, Lebanon, 11-12 March 2015. Keynote presentation/workshops on “How adults Learn” and “Situational Learning”.

·         Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul, Korea. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 11-13 February 2015.

·         XinZhu Lutheran Seminary, Taiwan. Faculty workshop on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 9 December 2014

·         Holy Light Theological Seminary, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Faculty workshop on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 8 December 2014.

·         Chinese Mission Seminary (CMS), Hong Kong. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 4-6 December 2014.

·         Hong Kong Evangelical Theological Association. Faculty workshop on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 3 December 2014.

·         Evangelical Theological College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 24-26 September, 2014.

·         Bandung Theological Seminary, Bandung, Indonesia. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated Theological Education. 18-20 August, 2014.

·         Ekuphileni Bible Institute, Gwanda, Zimbabwe. Faculty Training Event on Intentionality in Integrated theological Education. 8-9 May, 2014.

·         Buenos Aires Bible Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Presentation to faculty on contemporary global trends in theological education, 22 March 2014.

·         China, House Church training institutes, leadership training in teaching excellence (under auspices of Overseas Council). 10-14 February 2014.

·         Fujian Three Self Churches, leadership training in teaching excellence (under auspices of Biblical Seminary of the Philippines). Fujian, China, 2-5 December 2013.

·         PALM-PTEE joint consultation on curriculum development for distance and on-line learning. Marseilles, France, 19-21 November 2013.

·         San José, Costa Rica. Joint Faculty training event on curriculum development, with the Seminario Nazareno de las Américas (SENDAS), Seminario ESEPA, and Séminaire de Théologie Evangélique de Port-au-Prince, 14-17 October 2013. 

·         Quito, Ecuador. Joint Faculty training event on curriculum development, with the Nazarene Theological Seminary of South America and Seminario Sudamericano (SEMISUD), 8-11 October 2013. 

·         Overseas Council International, Institute for Excellence in Christian Leadership Development, Beirut, Lebanon, 26-29 August 2013. Presentation/workshops on “On-Line and Blended Learning” (with Paul Sanders), “The TEACH/LEARN Curriculum”, and “Training On-Line Tutors” (with Nabil Labib Abdulmalek).