A Strange Moment in the Reception History of Psalm 146
Psalm 146

A Strange Moment in the Reception History of Psalm 146

According to Mark Water, ed., The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs (Alresford: John Hunt, 2001), 908–9, when James Hannington (1847–1885), bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa on behalf of the Church Missionary Society, wanted to travel to Uganda, “he found himself reading words from Psalm 146[:9], ‘The Lord preserveth the strangers’” and “took this to be … Continue reading

Master of Theology (ThM) in Egypt
Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo / Theology

Master of Theology (ThM) in Egypt

  From fall 2014 onwards, the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo offers the following master programs: Master of Theology (ThM) This is a one year full-time or two year part-time program of 36 credits. It is an advanced program both for Egyptian and for international students. Applicants should already hold a Master of Divinity or … Continue reading

Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism
Herman Bavinck / Theology

Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism

September 4 and 5, 2014, a conference will be held on Neo-Calvinism (Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, Gerrit Berkouwer et al) and Roman Catholicism. The meeting will take place in Rome and is organized by the Archive and Documentation Centre, the Historical Documentation Centre at VU University, New College at University of Edinburgh, and Kampen Theological … Continue reading

Atheism in Egypt and the Arab World
Atheists in Egypt / Egypt

Atheism in Egypt and the Arab World

The following list is intended for research purposes, not to promote atheism. Suggestions for additions to this list are welcome. Adib, Mounir. “While Atheism in Egypt Rises, Backlash Ensues.” Egypt Independent, September 30, 2013. http://‌www.egyptindependent.com/news/while-atheism-egypt-rises-backlash-ensues. Alalawi, Hadya. “Atheists in Egypt Say They Struggle to Have Their Views Heard.” BBC News World, February 11, 2014. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-26129199. … Continue reading

The Turning of the Tide: Ramez Atallah on the Current Situation in Egypt
Christians in Egypt / Egypt

The Turning of the Tide: Ramez Atallah on the Current Situation in Egypt

“In my lifetime I have never seen such openness to Christians in Egypt” and “we do not want to align ourselves uncritically with hatred or discrimination towards any human beings”—these are two sentences from the message that Ramez Atallah, director of the Bible Society of Egypt, wrote on January 29, 2014: The Turning of the … Continue reading

Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck
Books / Herman Bavinck / Theology

Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck

Bristley, Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck offers among others an overview of Bavinck’s life and work, a Bavinck bibliography, and an overview of secondary literature, both in English and in Dutch. Bristley has updated J. Veenhof’s older bibliography of Bavinck’s works (published in Bremmer, Herman Bavinck als dogmaticus, 425–46; additions in Bremmer, Herman … Continue reading

Nine Questions and My Answers to Them
Christians in Egypt / Egypt / Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo / Theology

Nine Questions and My Answers to Them

John Kenyon of the Institute for Global Church Studies asked me a number of good questions in his Facebook group. Below his questions with my answers. Christians and the Situation in Egypt   1. Are you free/comfortable to talk about the current political situation in Egypt and how the Church there is responding? First of … Continue reading

Studying Systematic Theology in Egypt
Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo / Theology

Studying Systematic Theology in Egypt

Last fall a new specialization track of the master’s program of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo started: systematic theology. This year the track is offered part time but we may offer it full time in the future if (international) students are interested in it. In the fall semester the students took three courses: Research … Continue reading

Eight Reasons to Continue Your Theological Studies in Egypt
Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo

Eight Reasons to Continue Your Theological Studies in Egypt

When you think about graduate studies in theology, your first thoughts may go to the universities and seminaries in Europe and the USA. However, why not consider the Middle East, the region where “it all” began? For example, doing your master’s in Egypt, “the second land of the Bible,” has many benefits and advantages: 1. … Continue reading

SBL Session on Genocide in the Bible: Pictures from Cairo
Biblical Studies / Society of Biblical Literature

SBL Session on Genocide in the Bible: Pictures from Cairo

Last Saturday we met here in Cairo to watch a session of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Baltimore on genocide in the Bible. When the session in Baltimore ended, our group here in Egypt took time to talk more about the theme, which led to a stimulating discussion. Moreover, the first seeds … Continue reading

Genocide in the Bible: Attend SBL at ETSC in Egypt, November 23, 2013
Biblical Studies / Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo / Society of Biblical Literature

Genocide in the Bible: Attend SBL at ETSC in Egypt, November 23, 2013

Invitation Dear friends of Biblical Studies, Herewith I kindly invite you to an afternoon/evening of Biblical Studies at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo on Saturday November 23, 2013 from 3.15pm to 7.45pm. During this meeting we will use a video connection to follow a session of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting in … Continue reading