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Theo Global is an initiative focused on doing theology with Bible and theology scholars from around the world, especially the Majority World outside the cultural West. We began in 2015 with our first conference in India, and since then, we’ve continued to hold annual conferences in India and Africa. [...]

Brannon Ellis
Michael S. Horton
Tuesday, November 21st 2023

As we look around at the general troubles of the world and at the specific trials we face in our own contexts—ravaging wars, ethnic strife, poverty, pandemic, and persecution—we may wonder if God is really reigning [...]

Aruthuckal Varughese John
Friday, September 1st 2023

Dr. Varughese John is the Dean of Students and Head of the Department of Theology and History at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore, India. He has been a frequent contributor to and participant in Sola Media’s Theo Global initiatives since 2015. Dr. John, what insights about spiritual life and […]

Aruthuckal Varughese John
Sunday, January 1st 2023

an interview with Wageeh Mikhail Rev. Wageeh Mikhail (PhD) is the engagement director of ScholarLeaders International ( Prior to this role, Dr. Mikhail served as director of the Center for Middle Eastern Christianity at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. He has published and spoken widely on medieval Arab Christianity. Dr. Mikhail, please tell […]

Wageeh Mikhail
Thursday, September 1st 2022

Dr. Seblewengel Daniel lives with her husband and three children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She earned her PhD from Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture in Ghana. She is now the director of East Africa Sending Office, SIM, and a part-time faculty member at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology. She is also the […]

Seblewengel Daniel
Friday, July 1st 2022

The pandemic era has forced the world to undergo rapid changes. Some changes may be superficial, while others are much deeper, having become the “new normal” and reshaping the context in which theological education is carried out. How should seminaries particularly my institution, Aletheia Theological Seminary be doing their business, then? In The Odyssey, Homer […]

Amos Winarto Oei
Monday, May 2nd 2022

Should a hermeneutical approach in a Western (or other) context be transferred to an African audience without taking the differences in context into account? Or is there room for philosophies and methods of interpretation to be contextualized to meet the needs represented in that part of the world? Given the specific needs on the continent—needs […]

Elizabeth Mburu
Tuesday, March 1st 2022

Dr. Tamrat, thank you for taking the time to talk with us at Modern Reformation. Perhaps we can begin with the history and current state of the Ethiopian Church. For many centuries, Ethiopia considered itself a Christian nation; it is mentioned in the Old and New Testament more than forty times. So, there is historical […]

Frew Tamrat
Saturday, January 1st 2022

Throughout the Four Gospels, Jesus is characterized as a prophet (Matt 21:11, 45; Mark 6:1–4, 15; 8:27–28; Luke 7:15; 9:8; 13:35; 24:19; John 4:14). Jesus himself did not object to others’ claims that he is a prophet.[1] Although prophetic office was not common in the time of Jesus, in many instances he was also characterized […]

Arren Bennet Lawrence
Saturday, May 1st 2021

Contemporary theological reflection on the ascended Jesus is sparse. [1] This is true of contemporary Indian theological reflection as well. [2] Yet, the ascension is a very important element in Christology. There is a need to reflect on who Jesus is today; or in other words, there is a need to reflect on who Jesus […]

Stavan Narendra John
Monday, March 1st 2021

This past spring, we watched the coronavirus pandemic hit the world around. At the time of this writing, the globe has seen over 7 million people affected by this pandemic and over 400,000 have died. My own country, India, has crossed the 200,000 mark of cases and over 6,000 people have died. America has almost […]

Paul Swarup
Tuesday, September 1st 2020

Though the battle for “the truth” has raged throughout history, today that battle has shifted significantly, though subtly. The battle is no longer about the truth but about whether there is truth at all. Our times continue to deconstruct how we think we arrive at truth and what we ought to do with truth. The […]

Julius D. Twongyeirwe
Wednesday, July 1st 2020

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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