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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]
Mar 04, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
In my reading of many leadership books, I hardly come across authors whose focus is to make leaders or readers wise. Topics on motivation, assertiveness, power, organizational culture, human behavior, decision making, vision, strategy, planning, etc., are very common. However, the wisdom that the ... [More]
Feb 04, 2010 by Alex Mekonnen | 0 Comments
I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Mathew started his gospel by heralding the birth of Jesus Christ and the difference his dwelling among people brings in terms of our relationship with God. Tracing back to the prophet Isaiah, he said; “All this took place to fulfill what the ... [More]