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In this episode of Under the Fig Tree, hosts Rev. Micah Glenn and Dr. Ben Haupt talk with Associate Professor of Practical Theology Dr. Abjar Bakhou. Listen as he shares his journey from growing up in Syria, to studying in Rome and meeting the Pope, to moving to the United States and now teaching at Concordia Seminary. He also shares about his work in Christian education of youth in the Middle East and ministry to Arab-speaking people of the Muslim faith. And you’ll hear a little bit about his recent book, and his home life and hobbies. Don’t miss “Ripe for the Picking or Leave it on the Tree”! Do you watch pro wrestling? Do you play Monopoly for fun or to win? Let us know in the comments!

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Laity; Ministers; Future Seminarians; Future Deaconesses

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