Sunday, March 23, 2008

TWB: A Ministry of Mutual Encouragement

At the heart of Theologians Without Borders is the principle of partnership and mutuality. The person who goes to teach will soon discover how much they receive, not in terms of remuneration but something far more valuable—the generosity of hospitality, the rich harvest of insights about the people with whom they share and some new reflections about themselves, their teaching and the material they are sharing.

Dr George spoke about this in his assessment of a time in teaching in Tripura.

Dr Keith shared in an earlier posting about the richness of his experience in Bangladesh.

More recently Dr Tim has shared some early insights in an article entitled, ‘How is my Teaching Changing by Being Here’.

All these articles are well worth a read.

Please let me know (no commitment!) if you’d like to express an interest in serving in some place where the need is great. Send an email to me at

Dr. Geoff Pound
(Coordinator of TWB, a ministry of the Baptist World Alliance)

Image: Dr Frank Rees, Principal of Melbourne's Whitley College, teaching students in Daejeon with his Korean interpreter, looking lost in translation.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vietnam Calling

Further to the earlier, more general posting entitled, Good News Vietnam, it would be good to hear from people who are able and who would love to teach on one of the following areas:

Introduction to the Bible
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Survey of Church History
Small Groups
Pastoral Ministry
Introduction to Christian Education

These subjects are just a sample drawn from the teaching curriculum. Your expertise and passion may not appear in the above but could well be on the lengthier list.

Do let me know if you can assist by teaching an intensive in Vietnam.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Training for Vietnam’s present and future generations.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Teaching in Faraway Places

Earlier I encouraged people to follow in the footsteps of Dr T as he taught in Sri Lanka.

He and his family have finshed in SL and have recently traveled to Thailand for a new teaching appointment.

Here is the first installment from this place in which he tells of their travel to the school:

Views from my Office and Arrival

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: View from the lecture room window.