Bethlehem pastor, Synod preacher feature in Middle East Initiative webinar Bethlehem pastor, Synod preacher feature in Middle East Initiative webinar November 29, Written by Anthony Moujaes With the calendar turning to December and the season of Advent, Global Ministries is inviting the wider church to turn its attention to Bethlehem, where the Christ child was born.
Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on 29 January Posted in Local Rev. Mitri Raheb lives and ministers in Bethlehem, Palestine, an area of the world that requires him to walk a cultural and religious tightrope. He has witnessed his hometown reduced to rubble and shattered glass.
Raheb readily admits his background makes him an anomaly to many. After earning a doctorate in theology at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany inRaheb returned to Bethlehem where his first and current pastorate in the ELCC in downtown Bethlehem Then, starting in and continuing througha Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip was unleashed.
Violence was all around. A second uprising lasted from to This is why I had to learn to listen. It took me seven years to learn what the needs of the people were.
At one point, glass was strewn throughout the street, conjuring a question within Raheb. I learned as a pastor when everything seems to be falling apart, trust the Lord.
Leaving room for God to act is our plan. There is lots of fear but immense hope. The prayers of people around the world keep us going.
The smiles of the people we are serving keeps us going. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine.
He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan.
They have three children and five grandchildren.Raheb, a Christian pastor in Bethlehem, explores the history of the Palestinian Christians, and the complex meeting of the world's three major monotheistic religions.
In the pains and hopes of his people, Raheb reveals an emerging Palestinian Christian theology. Get this from a library! I am a Palestinian Christian. [Mitri Raheb]. Two hospitalized after crashing into police car on Gulf Freeway. Driver taken into custody after chase ending in Whataburger.
Robbers on the run after allegedly killing Houston store clerk. Raheb, a Christian pastor in Bethlehem, explores the recent history of the Palestinian Christians, and the complex meeting of the world's three major monotheistic religions.
Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - . Mitri Raheb (Arabic: متري الراهب ) is a Palestinian Christian, the pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem (a member church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, or ELCJHL), and the founder and president of the Diyar Consortium, a group of Lutheran-based, ecumenically-oriented.
Apr 16, In his latest book, Faith in the Face of Empire, Mitri Raheb, presents a new reading of the Bible from the perspective of the "people of Palestine.".