Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac

Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac

Academic Dean / Christ at the Checkpoint Conference Director



  • BS in Civil Engineering, Birzeit University, Palestine
  • MA in Religion-Biblical Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA
  • PhD Area of Study: A Biblical Theology of the Promised Land, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Oxford, England

Biographical Information

Munther Isaac is a Palestinian Christian pastor and theologian. He now pastors the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem and the Lutheran Church in Beit Sahour. He is also the academic dean of Bethlehem Bible College, and is the director of the highly acclaimed and influential Christ at the Checkpoint conferences. Munther is passionate about issues related to the Palestinian theology.

He speaks locally and internationally and has published numerous articles on issues related to the theology of the land, Palestinian Christians and Palestinian theology, holistic mission and reconciliation. He is the author of “The Other Side of the Wall”, “From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth”, “An Introduction to Palestinian Theology” (in Arabic), a commentary on the book of Daniel (in Arabic), and more recently has published a book on women ordination in the church, also in Arabic. He is also involved in many reconciliation and interfaith forums. He is also a Kairos Palestine board member.

Munther originally studied civil engineering in Birzeit University in Palestine. He then obtained a Master in Biblical Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary and then a PhD from the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.

Munther is married to Rudaina – an architect, and together they have two boys: Karam (11) and Zaid (9).

Courses Taught

  • MA Worship and Liturgy

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Munther is a speaker on Palestinian theology and the theology of the land, active with Kairos Palestine, and Blogger.


  • Isaac, Munther. From Land to Lands, From Eden to the Renewed Earth. London: Langham Monographs, 2015.
  • Isaac, Munther. “Arab Christian Fundamentalist Reading of the Book of Daniel: A Critique.” Edited by Mitri Raheb. Bethlehem: Diyar, 2012.
  • Isaac, Munther. “Reading the Old Testament in a Palestinian Church Today: A Case Study of Joshua 6. .” In The Land Cries Out: Theology of the Land in the Israeli-Palestinian Context. Edited by Salim Munayer and Lisa Loden. Eugene, OR: CASCADE Books, 2012.


  • Chairman of the Board of the Ministry of Christian University Students in Palestine
  • Board member of the Shepherd Society
  • Board member of Musalaha (a ministry for reconciliation)








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