“I have a dream.” Day Four in Maputo.

June 14th 2007 1 comment so far  

Do you long to see God do something through you that makes you think you might be just a little bit crazy?About eight years ago a student from Mozambique walked into my DTS office, introduced himself to me, sat down stiffly (as students tend to do when they’re in a professor’s office) and said quietly, but with resolve, “I have a dream.” For the next several minutes Isaias Uaene unfolded for me his vision for establishing an accredited theological school in Maputo, Mozambique, that would provide solid biblical training for leaders from any and every evangelical denomination in his …

Day 2 in Maputo, Mozambique

June 13th 2007 No comments yet  

Day 2 in Maputo (Tuesday for you) and we hit the ground running. That’s because we overslept the alarm and woke up just before we were being picked up to go to the conference where I’m teaching. It’s a good thing someone on the street below our room decided to use the horn on his car to wake up a friend. Otherwise we might have slept ’til noon.

I taught three one-hour plenary sessions today to a group of about one hundred Mozambican pastors and missionaries. They had gathered for a conference that was organized by our host Isaias Uaene. (This …

Did Jesus Enjoy Being Here?

June 13th 2007 1 comment so far  

One morning I was enjoying taking a walk. It had been a good week. Far from perfect, but I felt that the week had gone well. I was enjoying the morning and time by myself. Then the question came to my mind, “Did Jesus enjoy being here?”

The question came in response to really enjoying the morning. I was enjoying the richness of life that I am experiencing. I was thankful for where I was and what I was doing. I was thankful for those who God had surrounded me with at this time.

That led me to think about Christ time …

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