What’s in a name?
‘Abdiyah’ is Hebrew for “Servant of Yah” (YHVH), in the same way that ‘Abd-Allah’ or ‘Abdullah’ means “Servant of Allah” in Arabic. The name ‘Abdiel’ meaning “Servant of God” is found in 1 Chronicles 5:15, and is more typically rendered as ‘Obadiah’.
Hebrew and Arabic (along with Aramaic) share the same Semitic language history. The Hebrew ‘Elah’ was pronounced by Arabs as ‘Allah’ for a thousand years before Muhammad.
The following papers cast a vision for Biblical community. They remain a work in progress as Father continues to reveal his ways…
Ekklesia Renewed – A study of Biblical community principles with application to contemporary times. (2015)
Ekklesia Economy – A survey of the ancient Hebrew economy with application to the contemporary Christian community. (2015)
Empowerment in Agricultural Supply Chains – Methods for increasing market power in rural community development. (2012)
Social Business Revolving Aid Fund – An approach to financing projects in the developing world. (2012)
Scaling Business As Mission (BAM) – Strategies for greater spiritual and financial impact. (2021-May 5)
Scaled Ekklesia Enterprise – A Blueprint. (2021-May 15)
The following papers are additional writings which provide insight into evangelism and the Gospel message.
Finding the True God – A book for those seeking to better know God’s personality and character. (Xulon Press, 2006)
A Word About Evangelism – A commentary on how best to take the Gospel to a new culture.
Salvation and the Exclusivity of the Christ – A message of comfort for those interceding for unreached people groups. This may be a difficult read for some Christians who have not been on the mission field.
Moses and Theocratic Leadership – A commentary on leadership lessons we can take from the story of Moses.
The Pursuit of Wealth – A commentary on Biblical principles of financial stewardship.
Eternal Truths of Allah – A message for our Muslim friends that explores a fuller understanding of Allah’s character and nature.