“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” -Scott Hayden

Today I am sharing about TEACHING.  Something I love and am privileged to do here in Cape Town.

I teach at a school called Cornerstone Institute.  It is a incredibly diverse and alive place and I love the faculty and students that surround me there.  I only teach part-time and so is something I can add in with the ministry and family life that takes my main focus.

But oh, do I love to teach.  I always suspected I would love to teach.  It’s actually why I first pursued my Masters at Duke Divinity School.  My hope was to get my PhD and teach New Testament.  God took me on many different roads, and now here I am in Cape Town, teaching Biblical Studies and Practical Ministry at this wonderful school.  It is a rich experience and one that challenges me deeply.

Why do I teach?

I teach because it was a gift given to me by God.

I teach because I love to see people learn.

I teach because I like the challenge of something vulnerable, scary, unpredictable, and so full of possibilities.

I teach because I LOVE college students and how open to the world they are.

I teach because God told me to.

“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” -Ephesians 4:11-13