Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jonathan leaving for Kenya on March 30

My time at home has flown by. Since I returned home just over a month ago I have completed some major additions to my notes on Biblical Theology (the equivalent of approximately 25 pages of new material, including three new appendices: the Bible in chronological order; Jesus as fully God and fully man; and Jesus and the sign of the prophet Jonah). I also finished revisions to Biblical Eschatology (equivalent to about four pages of new material). Between these two books alone, I think that you will have a very good understanding of the biblical storyline, and how the Bible fits together, from beginning to end. Check them out on the "resources" page of EPI's website:

I have also been proofing a number of translations in Kiswahili, Kikuyu, Kamba, Luo, and Maasai that I have received. As the final edits are made, I will post them in the "African Languages Resources" section of EPI's resources.

You might be interested to know that Theophile Rugubira, EPI's Rwanda-Burundi national coordinator, has begun a weekly radio program in which he is teaching through EPI's course on Biblical Stewardship, will field questions from listeners, and discuss our material with local pastors. This is an opportunity to potentially reach well over a million people each week. We chose Biblical Stewardship because that course essentially concerns applying biblical pinciples to all areas of life. It is very practical, and thus I expect it will have a wide appeal.

I will be leaving on March 30 for 3 1/2 weeks in Kenya. While there I am planning on doing 7 TOTs (trianing of trainers), as follows: April 2-4, Katakwa Diocese-Expository Preaching; April 5-7, Western Region-Biblical Stewardship; April 9-11, Nairobi-Forgiveness & Reconciliation; April 12-14, Eastern Region-Biblical Stewardship; April 16-18, Central Region-Forgiveness & Reconciliation; April 19-21, Central Region-1 Timothy; April 22-24, Murang'a-Expository Preaching.

As always, I will try to send you a report from the field while I am there. Thank you for your prayers and support. Both matter, and both make a difference.