Comfort and Seminary

From a piece in today’s RTS newsletter Semper Informanda about the pursuing seminary in a society which glorifies comfort:

Watching the news about the political turmoil in Tunisia and Egypt, I thought of some of my friends who live and minister to the church in North Africa.   It is always good to remember and pray for the minority Christian communities that are caught in the middle of this unrest. 
Working at a seminary in the Mediterranean Basin, I have had the incredible privilege to get to know and teach pastors and lay leaders from the North African church.  The students were men and women who invariably risked their own lives, reputations, and those of their families to pursue training for Christian ministry at offshore sites where religious opposition was not as cruelly oppressive as in their home towns. . . 

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