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  • Grace, Gratitude, and Forgiveness

    Published July 21, 2014

    Some of you have asked for a copy of the paper I presented at the Scientific Week of the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences in Butare, Rwanda, on Saturday.  It is entitled, "Grace, Gratitude, and Forgiveness," and it uses the Reformed theological framework of grace and gratitude to understand why we forgive, and explores several scriptures for practical steps which can lead to forgiveness.  (Word to the wise:  it's about 25 pages long.)

     

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  • Joy and Sorrow in Worship and Life

    Published July 19, 2014

    On Thursday evening I met with a fourth year student at the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS) to talk about his senior thesis.  Joseph is planning to write about the impact of music on worship attendance in the Presbyterian Church of Rwanda.  Along the way, he told me of tragedies in his life story that made his research come alive even more vividly.

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  • Hope for Future Church Leadership

    Published July 18, 2014

    I arrived here to the university city of Butare in Rwanda on Wednesday and it has been an incredible privilege to get to know the campus of the Protestant Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (PIASS).  The school has recently expanded to 1100 students studying development and education from its core of forty students studying theology in order to become ministers.  After chapel yesterday I had the chance to spend time with these students, who give much hope for the future of church leadership.

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