Hope in the Middle of Despair | by Ashlea Massie

“In my distress I called upon the LORD;to my God I cried for help.From his temple he heard my voice,and my cry to him reached his ears. Psalm 18:6 Sometimes our circumstances seem overwhelming. We may feel like we will never get out of the particularly bothersome situation we are in. Perhaps it’s a season... Read more

The Abraham accords and rapprochement in the Middle East

(Photo: Unsplash/Cole Keister)At this time of year, when we Jews ritually enact the Genesis story of the binding of Isaac, and then go on to see ourselves during the Yom Kippur service (coming up Sunday night and Monday) as the world's eternal scapegoat, it is hard not to regard the recent rapprochement between Israel and... Read more

Engaging Islam Institute presents Christianity as a Middle Eastern religion – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — How can Western Christians understand the Muslim world, especially in the Middle East? Pierre Houssney of Horizons International says theEngaging Islam Institute tackles this barrier by presenting Christianity from a Middle Eastern cultural perspective. Houssney says, People have this underlying assumption that Christianity is a Western religion, that we’re trying to translate... Read more

Christians in the Middle East hear the Gospel through social media

Social media is being used to share the Gospel in Middle Eastern countries that are hostile to the Christian faith(Photo: Open Doors UK)Each day this week Christian Today is sharing stories of persecuted Christian women who have leant on Christ and been strengthened in order to pull through the incredible hardships they have faced.  Today... Read more

SAT-7 provides help for abuse victims in the Middle East – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) A woman suffering domestic violence in Lebanon was connected to help through the SAT-7ARABIC program You Are Not Alone. Recently,You Are Not Alone addressed the problem of domestic violence in the Middle East. Joe Willey says, Reports of abuse in the Middle East in North Africa (MENA) have surged during the pandemic. This... Read more

The Middle East Conversation webinar series continues on Thursday – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) Theres still time to sign up for the July edition of the Middle East Conversation 2020 webinar put on by Arab Baptist Theological Seminary! It takes place this Thursday, July 16, and you can sign up here. Rather than holding its annual Middle East Consultation, ABTS is hosting a series of monthly webinars... Read more

ABTS unveils 2020 Middle East Conversation – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — ABTS has changed the format of its 2020 Middle East Consultation but still plans to serve the Church in MENA and around the world. Since 2004, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon has hosted the Middle East Consultation, an event where people from around the world gather to talk and learn about... Read more

Food and a prayer for the suffering church in the Middle East

Volunteers ready for the start of the distribution to needy families in Qamishli, Syria.(Photo: Open Doors UK)With much of the Middle East in lockdown, life is especially grim for many of the region's Christian minorities - often passed over when aid is distributed.Hana works for a Christian group in the region, supplying aid to the... Read more

The FAQs: Trumps Middle East Peace Plan and Jerusalems Holy Sites

What just happened? On Tuesday, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuannounced the outlines of a proposal for Middle East peace. Although the Palestinian government has already rejected the plan, it includes an outline for how future peace plans might address access to Jerusalem, which contains holy sites of three world religionsChristianity, Judaism, and... Read more

How God Meets Us in the Messy Middle

The Secret to Pressing through Distraction and Discouragement When I think of the faithful men and women of Scripture who stayed strong in the face of overwhelming distraction, one name comes to mind: Nehemiah. This man had one goal, and it was to rebuild the wall surrounding Jerusalem. The wall was in complete shambles, so... Read more

How a Center Japanese Worldview Helps Us Higher Perceive Jesus: An Interview with Abdu Murray – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] What are the cultural insights Westerners typically miss when the Japanese context of the Bible is ignored? What have been the methods Jesus taught that have been completely Easternrooted in story, honor, and communityyet attraction to Western thinkingbased in reasoning and linear processtoday? How does understanding Japanese idioms and customs make mysterious or seemingly... Read more

SAT-7 Youngsters sees the Gospel at work within the Center East and North Africa – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] MENA (MNN) Keep at residence orders are tough for everybody, however much more so for these with little management, similar to refugees and youngsters. Regardless of these restrictions,SAT-7, a satellite tv for pc TV ministry to the Center East and North Africa (MENA), continues to deliver the hope of the Gospel to these most... Read more

Upcoming Center East Session to deal with native sizzling subjects – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Center East (MNN) — How ought to Christians react to problematic management? Is there a proper technique to protest? How does the Church witness within the Arab world? In an effort to reply these and different questions, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) is assembling their annual Center East Session. This years convention, titled The... Read more

Egypt, the strategic gateway to the Center East – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Egypt (MNN) The Center East stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to Afghanistan. It's house to almost 300 million individuals who reside in 21 international locations and who communicate 4 predominant languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and Turkish. That’s additional damaged down into roughly 60 mom tongues, all with their very own native dialects. (Map courtesy... Read more

So What Is Jared Kushner’s Plan for Peace within the Center East? | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] On Tuesday, White Home senior advisor and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner unveiled his long-awaited plan for peace within the Center East, revealing this administration’s greatest stab at an issue that has pissed off U.S. efforts for many years. Kushner’s plan redraws borders within the area and units up new situations... Read more

The FAQs: Trumps Center East Peace Plan and Jerusalems Holy Websites

[ad_1] What simply occurred? On Tuesday, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuannounced the outlines of a proposal for Center East peace. Though the Palestinian authorities has already rejected the plan, it consists of a top level view for a way future peach plans would possibly handle entry to Jerusalem, which accommodates holy websites... Read more

Veterans reply to Center East stress – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) — As tensions proceed with Iran, veterans converse up within the U.S. Some accomplish that by way of motionFor instance, a Marine veteran in Alabama re-enlisted simply days after the demise of Iranian common Qassam Soleimani. Others take to the streets or social media in protest. It doesn't matter what department veterans... Read more

How to answer turmoil within the Center East – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] Worldwide (MNN) — Chaos brews within the Center East. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. proceed to rise, leaving believers all over the world looking for peace amidst chaos. Denise Godwin of Worldwide Media Ministries says the reply to the upheaval is Gospel peace. A number of the individuals on this area, within the... Read more