Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Prayer notes

 “Christ is risen!” “He is risen, indeed!”

1. We give thanks with Christians around the world, East and West, for the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Without his rising from the dead our faith would be meaningless. But thanks be to God, for his indescribable gift of grace for us. May his new life be our inspiration every day in all we do.

2. Thank God with us for the opportunity early in April for both of us to present recent research efforts at a seminar for faculty and graduate students. We made PowerPoint presentations (Adrian on the impact of the Palestinian crisis on Christian/Muslim dialogue; Wendy on Wisdom, Witchcraft and Healing) which were well received. It appears that these presentations have helped open other doors, especially in terms of getting to know our colleagues at this university.

3. We are thankful for new opportunities for Christians to make a difference in the universities of Tanzania. This past week we enjoyed good talks with the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic affairs, as well as the Vice Chancellor of St. Augustine University of Tanzania here. The door is wide open especially because, like other universities of Tanzania, SAUT is expanding very rapidly to meet a significant and growing demand for higher education.

4. We would ask your prayers for a workshop we are planning for May 23. We have been given a provisional green light to organize a seminar for faculty and graduate students on “The university teacher and competing worldviews.” At this one-day workshop we hope to show the importance of worldviews for teaching, introduce a Christian perspective, and demonstrate how it can support constructive teaching in various branches of learning.

 “Thine be the glory, risen conquering Son, Endless is the glory Thou o’er death hast won.”


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