Encounter Blog

Nov
20

From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth

An interview with Munther Isaac Munther Isaac (PhD, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies) is the academic dean and assistant professor at Bethlehem Bible College as well as the director of the influential Christ at the Checkpoint conferences. He is also in the process of getting ordained at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the […]

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Oct
29

“From Out of Egypt I called My Son”

From the furnace of Egypt is emerging a church that is burning with love and passion and zeal for the Lord.  Out of a time of great distress and persecution, a spark has caught flame in that nation that is spreading across the Arab world.  We at Bethlehem Bible College are thrilled that one of […]

By Amira Farhoud | Encounter Blog
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Oct
28

Meet One Of Our Heroines

By Amira Farhoud In January 2012, I remember seeing a cute little family of three entering the door of the college.   I knew that the mother was a new student–she looked so beautiful and shy at the same time.  Her husband was holding a baby.  As he asked me to show his wife the way […]

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Munther Isaac our New Academic Dean

Editor’s Note: For this section of our new Newsletter, we thought that the best way for you to know more about our students, staff and faculty is I have the pleasure to introduce Munther Isaac as our new Academic Dean. He also happens to be a good friend mine, my favorite teacher and my boss. Dr. […]

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Sep
30

Interview with Dr. Mubarak Awad

The “Gandhi of Palestine” has returned to the place that needs him the most Dr. Mubarak Awad is a world-famous Palestinian nonviolent activist. He is also known as the “Gandhi of Palestine.” Dr. Awad is the founder of the Nonviolence International, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has worked with the likes of Yasser […]

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Aug
14

Al-Khouries: A Story of War, Love, and a Promise

Editor’s Note: For this section of our new Newsletter, we thought that the best way for you to know more about our students, staff and faculty is to let one of our graduates introduce them to you. What a better way to get to know Palestinians than from the pen of a Palestinian herself. Amira […]

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Aug
01

Faith, Art and Vocation: An Interview with Zaki Baboun

Amira FarhoudAmira is the Communications Coordinator of Bethlehem Bible College. She is a committed Palestinian Christian who has a passion for writing about the intersection of faith and seeking justice for her fellow countrymen. To read more of her writings sign up for Bethlehem Bible College’s monthly newsletter. Discover Galilee: The Ministry of JesusBringing Four […]

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May
12

Bethlehem Checkpoint Outreach: A Time to Serve and Practice Thankfulness

“I saw elderly women standing at the checkpoint waiting to cross at 4:00 am hoping to find work in Jerusalem. These women could barely walk but were still determined to cross the checkpoint and work for their daily bread “said Rita Jariseh , a staff member of Bethlehem Bible College. She is reflecting on the […]

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Oct
10

Staff Spotlight…Rasha Mukarker

In April, 2013, Rasha Mukarker began her employment at BBC as Administrative Assistant for the Christ at the Checkpoint Conference. Rasha brings a wonderful combination of skill and passion to her role as Administrative Assistant for the Conference. Working together with conference director, Munther Isaac, she carries out the appropriate communication, record keeping and processing […]

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Sep
17

Student Spotlight

One of our newest students, Eva Yousef, is a beautiful and accomplished young woman from Haifa.  Already she has a BA in Civil Engineering.  When asked how she decided to come to Bethlehem Bible College, she shared that she had studied some courses at GBC (Galilee Bible College) in Nazareth.  She added, “I came to […]

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