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Aug 08, 2010 | 0 Comments
The Antioch church was open to shared leadership. Leadership in Christian churches is either dominated by the minister, or it is lost in a committee. The pattern of leadership in the church at Antioch is very instructive. It was shared, not individual.
The leaders came from different ... [More]
Jul 01, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
If we want to make a positive impact in the society we live and serve Christ, like the Antioch church our mark of Christianity should be love. It was in Antioch that the Jews and the Gentiles ate together, worship together, and serve God together. The Christians broke the barriers that separated ... [More]
Jun 08, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 2 Comments
It was a lay initiative
The Antioch church not only gave vast scope to laymen, it was founded by laypeople. The nearest things to clergy were the apostles, and not one of them was to be seen at Antioch. The wandering refugees who put their lives at risk for Christ brought the exciting church into ... [More]
May 10, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
Antioch was a great city. It was the capital of Syria, Queen of the East, and was situated as a most important sea port at the mouth of the rive Orontes. There were only two cities larger than Antioch in the entire ancient world, Rome and Alexandria. It was a military stronghold. It housed an ... [More]
Apr 01, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 1 Comments
The Evangelical Movement in Ethiopia: Resistance and Resilience;By Tibebe Eshete, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2009. Pp.V, 525. $54.95.
According to many scholars, by the time the first Anglo-Saxon is converted, Christianity had ten generations in Ethiopia. The religion has impacted the ruling ... [More]