“Words from Global Teachers”

I was recently asked, with other educators, to contribute a brief reflection on God and education and my own experience for the blog Faith, Vocation & Culture. Here is part of my reflection:

…someone in the vocation of higher education can often do more in poor institutions with little or no reputation than one can in a famous and wealthy one, because God exalts the humble, and because the value system of the earthly city runs counter to that of the City of God, where the first are last and the last are first. My main experience of vocational reward here in Israel has been seeing local Arab Christians really starting to ask their own questions about their own churches and societies and then propose their own answers.

Read the entire post and the helpful contributions from other educators.

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Author: duanemiller

I was born in Montana and grew up in Colorado and Puebla (in Mexico). I completed a BA in philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and then an MA in theology at St Mary's University (also in San Antonio). Later life took me to Jordan where my wife and I studied Arabic, to Israel where I helped found a seminary, and to Scotland for doctoral work, among other places. I'm highly interested in the interactions of Islam, Christianity and secularism in modern contexts. My main areas of research for my PhD in divinity were religious conversion from Islam to Christianity, contextual theology, and the shari'a's treatment of apostates. I've also published research on global Anglicanism and the history of Anglican mission in the Ottoman Empire. I've had the pleasure of teaching in many places over the years: from Costa Rica to Turkey, and Kenya to Tunisia. I am at-large lecturer and researcher in Muslim-Christian relations at The Christian Institute of Islamic Studies (www.tciis.org), and deacon at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer in Madrid, Spain. Visit my blog (duanemiller.wordpress.com) or academia.edu page for more information or to have me speak at your church, university or seminary.

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