» The Rev. Dr. Mateen Elass

The Rev. Dr. Mateen ElassMateen Elass is a board member of the Institute on Religion and Democracy. He currently serves as an Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Colorado Springs (ECO). In 2015, Mateen took up a new calling with Voice of the Truth, a ministry dedicated to reaching the Arabic-speaking peoples with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mateen’s particular work is with churches and Christian groups eager to learn about Islam, its claims and challenges, and how to share the gospel winsomely and effectively with Muslims. He is eager to respond to opportunities for teaching and training Christians in these timely matters.

Elass was raised in Saudi Arabia in a Muslim environment. He holds degrees from Stanford University (B.A. Psychology; Philosophy), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div., M.A. Biblical Studies), and a PhD (New Testament) from the University of Durham in England. He is the author of Understanding the Koran: A Quick Christian Guide to the Muslim Holy Book and The Holy Spirit.

Read Dr. Elass’s comments about the current state of affairs in the PCUSA, click here.

Read other articles by Mateen Elass:

Mysticism, Islam part of Edmond pastor’s spiritual past
(The Edmond Sun 07.23.09)

In different faiths not all are children of God
(The Edmond Sun 08.13.09)

Let’s Stop Playing Games
(The Edmond Sun 07.15.10)

 

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