Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dr. Atef Gendy from Egypt Preaching in San Diego

Sunday October 20 - Dr. Atef Gendy Preaching
Join us for this special day as we hear from Dr. Atef Gendy, President of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt. He will be preaching at all services as well as during the Sunday school hour.
 
Dr. Atef Gendy, PhD, President of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Gendy has served as the President of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo since 2000. He continues to serve as a Professor of New Testament for the Cairo campus.


Atef initially worked as a civil engineer from 1982-1984, then served for eight years (1984–1992) as director of a training center in the south of Egypt to help equip lay leaders for the ministry in village churches (especially in churches that had no pastors). He graduated from ETSC in 1992 and was selected that same year as an instructor in New Testament.

Dr. Gendy earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he studied under I. Howard Marshall and wrote his thesis on “The Parables of Jesus or the Parables of Mathew? A question of the Authenticity of the Parables in the First Gospel” He has written study notes to the book of Acts for the Bible Society of Egypt and is currently serving as a translation consultant for the Revised Arabic Bible Translation (Van Dyke). He has an Arabic book in print about the Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus with Dar Al-Thaqafa Publishing House. He currently serves on the editorial committee for an ongoing project (The Arabic Contemporary commentary), which is a mutual endeavor between the same publishing house and Langham. He also is writing a commentary on Matthew for this project.

Dr. Gendy was also among the 12 scholars who comprised the committee formed by The World Evangelical Alliance to handle the debated translations of the familial divine terms “Father/Son”.

Atef is recognized as a leader in the Synod of the Nile and the newly formed Council of Churches of Egypt and is frequently asked to speak in the U.S. and Europe about the circumstances and witness of the Evangelical Church in Egypt.

Sunday October 20, 7:00 PM  
Jessie & Friends! 
Jessie Chang, beloved member of our Household of Faith and international concert pianist will perform chamber music (Liszt, Brahms, and Dohnanyi) with four of her friends from the SD Symphony.  It is not very often when an event of this stature comes about.  Please invite friends to join you for this special concert.

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