I’m on my way to Monrovia, Liberia, to teach a class on early church theology to about 30 pastors and Bible college teachers. It’s a special privilege to teach this class to Africans, as most of the leading figures in this period–Augustine, Cyprian, Tertullian, Clement, and Origen–were Africans. So I get to give back to them the heritage that they first gave to us. Pretty neat, huh? Thomas Oden wrote a book on this, “How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind.”
I’ll be pretty occupied this week, but I’ll try to blog occasionally (depending on time constraints and Internet availibility). If you don’t see much action here this week, please stop by the week after next.