Iron sharpens iron

Greg examined the influence of John Locke (1632-1704) on the Christian education methods of Susanna Wesley.

We’ve been planning it for several months, and now it’s in the rear view mirror. It’s a sense of relief on the one hand, but also thankfulnessness that God was with us. I’m talking about last weekend’s annual meeting of the Africa Society of Evangelical Theology (ASET).

Our venue was Daystar University in Nairobi, and our theme was governance and education. Four keynote speakers addressed us Friday and Saturday (March 3-4) with 31 scholarly papers presented. My paper – “Susanna Wesley: A Model for 21st Century African Christian Educators” – was well-received (see photo). Altogether, we had 154 in attendance as students from various theological schools (including the Religion Department of ANU) discussed the duty of Christian citizens and the opportunities and challenges of Christian higher education.

Jesus reminds us to love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind (Mark 12:29-30). The excitement around  theological scholarship is growing, and ASET is a part of that. It’s gratifying to be part of a University that invests in developing excellent pastors and scholars. Thanks for supporting our missionary work, allowing us to sharpen not only Nazarenes but the broader Body of Christ, for God’s glory.




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