One thing about being a missionary is that we have people we love in the United States and people we love in Slovakia and those two worlds don’t often overlap. When they do, there’s a certain kind of joy in making that connection. That’s going to happen this summer when Jana’s cousin and his family (Draho, Zuzana, Oliver, Johanna and Viktor) arrive in the States for some very special ministry training.[Read more…]
Narnia Elementary School got a special treat in May when Trinity International University gave concerts in Banská Bystrica during their European tour. The kids loved the mini-concerts during chapel and some of them brought their parents to the evening concert in downtown Banská Bystrica.[Read more…]
If you haven’t visited our gallery page in a while, you might want to check it out. We’ve added some new photos of Elisabeth in concert with the praise band she plays in, our small group, Trinity’s recent concert in Slovakia, and, of course, our first spring hikes.
Last year had its share of big events with my first book coming out in March and moving to a new home in June. This year I’m looking forward to lots of new teaching and research opportunities.[Read more…]
Narnia Elementary School and ReachGlobal are teaming up for a 1-2 year missions opportunity as a teaching assistant for Narnia’s English language program working with grades 3-5 (ages 8-11).[Read more…]
Last year a few people from our local church in Banská Bystrica asked me to lead a group on how to read and study the Bible. So we started a Bible study club and set out to read the book of Acts together. We learned that the book of Acts works like a story that moves from tension to resolution and that the tension that drives the plot is defined by the programmatic verse in Acts 1:8.[Read more…]
In October of this year our seminary commemorated its 25th year with a celebration event at the university. Alumni, representatives from our founding denominations, former professors and current faculty and students got together to thank God for his work in establishing this important ministry for the Slovak church.[Read more…]
For the past few years I’ve been attending the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. These are huge conferences (about 2,000 and 10,000 theologians respectively) where I have the chance to catch up with what’s happening in the world of academia and also present my own research. This year I presented a paper on my interpretation of the Jacob narrative, explaining why I think he never ‘let go and let God.’[Read more…]