Good Times at the BI

post date: November 19, 2008
This week I’m teaching the book of Daniel at the Florida campus of Word of Life Bible Institute. So far I think things have gone pretty well. I planned to use some PowerPoint, but that never worked out so I am following my usual practice–meaning “I am my own PowerPoint.”

Yesterday I turned the front of the classroom into a huge timeline and then use the platform to lay out of a map showing Jerusalem and Babylon. In my ten hours of lectures (3 on Tuesday, 2 on Wednesday, 3 on Thursday, 2 on Friday), I will cover the entire book. Yesterday I walked around a lot, and even walked between the rows so I could be up close and personal while I was teaching. The students seemed to really enjoy the class, which is good because they have a lot thrown at them every week, including a new guest teacher every week. Last week it was 1 Peter, this week it’s Daniel, next week it’s Judges, plus they have classes on theology and other subjects, and many of the students are taking part in the “Sights and Sounds of Christmas” program that begins next weekend.

I have about 160 students, a total that includes about 30-40 from the New York campus who are here taking part in the Christmas program. During the second hour today I took a break when we finished Daniel 5 so I could take this picture. As you can tell, we’ve got a fun group of students, and I’m enjoying going through Daniel with them.

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