January 13, 2009

Wanna go to PTI?

Several folks have asked me: 'So what exactly are you teaching in Ethiopia?' Answer? A bunch of stuff I've already taught here. Of course, things will be re-shaped slightly for a slightly different context. The Stonewall Jackson illustration on leadership, for instance, may not mean much to a room full of Ethiopians! Some of the areas of needed emphasis will change slightly, too. Americans and Ethiopians both have theological blind-spots. But they are not always in the same places. Where, for instance, I needed to emphasis the plurality of elders here in Cincinnati, I will need to place more emphasis on the spirituality of elders in Ethiopia (that they are more than a board of trustees, IOW).

Below are the links if anyone would like to go to PTI with us. To really feel like you've been there with us, get up in between messages, drink some scalding hot tea, eat some lentils with your bare hands, bang on a drum really loud, and sing at the top of your lungs to Jesus!

The Church
Membership: Requirements
Membership: Privileges
Membership: Responsibilities
Church Discipline
Why Elders?
What do Elders do?
Qualifications for Elders
Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Enjoy. And "pray for us, that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified" (2 Thessalonians 3.1)!

1 comment:

Jeremiah Mattingly said...

Kurt, I'll be praying for you guys!