Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, associate dean for Academic Affairs and Susanna Wesley Centennial Professor of Practical Theology at Perkins, is leading students on a tour of South Africa during an immersion course offered through the Perkins Global Theological Education Program (GTE).
An update from Brian Lightner, a second-year Master of Divinity candidate: Let me begin by saying that the purpose of our immersion trip is to explore the meaning of Christian hope and to identify hope that ushers forth from ministries with/by the people in South Africa. That being the framework of today’s adventures, we prepared to depart the hotel from Jo’burg on our way to Pretoria, the legislative capital of South Africa. And, with the rising of the morning sun we were on our way by railways to Pretoria, to encounter vital ministries of hope. Pastor Joel Upon arrival, we were introduced to one of the most non-assuming gentleman I’ve ever encountered, Pastor Joel Mxolisi. He and his [...]