MA Program (Spring Semeser)
Theology of Suffering and Persecution (Bryson Arthur)
1st - 27th November, 2013
NETS is proud to notify you that we have now published five essays in
our online publication, Mary's Well Occasional Papers. Named after
Mary's Well here in Nazareth, one of our city's key landmarks and most
recognized sites, our occasional papers are related to the history and
present realities of Christians and Jews in the Middle East.
In the first paper our seminary president, Bryson Arthur, offers a theological exploration of the topics of persecution and suffering. In our second paper, Stephen Louy explores how the Jewish scholar Philo approached ethnicity in his times. In our third paper, Azar Ajaj, one of our seminary's vice presidents, offers his thoughts on eschatology and dispensationalism. The fourth paper is by Alex Miller, our academic dean, who has analyzed a book by an ex-Muslim Christian from a theological angle. Most recently, our dean of students, Phil Hill, has written a paper on marriage and divorce in the teachings of Jesus and Paul.
The papers are academic in nature, and are part of our seminary's mission--making a contribution to original scholarship and shedding light on the communities of faith in the Middle East.
Links to all our papers can be found at NazSem, our seminary blog: nazsem.blogspot.com.
New Master's Degree Program!
This March, NETS launched a new master's degree program: a Master of Arts in Ministry. Partnering with Hope International University in southern California, this program provides advanced theological training for local Christian leaders, many of whom already serve as pastors. This new program is taught and assessed in both Arabic and English, and offers students a hands-on degree that will be immediately relevant in their ministry contexts.