Classes for the second term of 2017 have come to a close. The deadline for our grading is fast approaching (just over 72 hours away)! My favorite class this term was our Old Testament Survey course. I'm looking forward to next year's Bible reading to revisit some of our conclusions in the class. Please pray for perseverance for students and teachers alike as we complete oral exams and some lingering assignments as well as assessments.
As the semester drew to a close we welcomed Dr. Steve Lawson to speak to us on the topic of the Reformation. I especially appreciated the way that Dr. Lawson used the lives of the reformers as a means to pointing to the gospel. These were deeply flawed men, no doubt, but God used them to reawaken an awareness of the good news of justification by faith alone and a commitment to the authority of the Scriptures over the lives and consciences of Christ's followers. We continue to pray that God would use our efforts to spark a similar fire of reformation here in Kenya and beyond.
The family and I enjoyed a long weekend after the busyness of the conferences to celebrate Thanksgiving and make some preparations for Christmas. We've begun our long anticipated advent readings from a familiar storybook Bible. Let's pray together that God's Spirit would grant us all a sense of wonder at the incarnation of Christ, especially rejoicing in the success of the Son's mission to earth and his victory over sin and death through the cross.