Travel and Teaching in Myanmar

29 06 2009

In less than two weeks, I will be in traveling to Myanmar (Burma) to teach at the Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT), July 9 to August 1. This experience will be a unique opportunity for me, and I plan on sharing blog reflections on the theological and religious context of my teaching and my travels in Myanmar.  For some initial thoughts on my preparation, you might want to check out a piece I wrote for Central Seminary’s webpage:  “On the Road to Myanmar.”

This opportunity arises because MIT and Central Seminary are working on partnership relationships related to curriculum and for the exchange of students and professors.  I am traveling to Myanmar with the help of the Alice and Gam Shae Partnership.  The Shaes have had a long history of ministry in Southeast Asia, and at one time Dr. Gam Shae was also a professor of New Testament at Central Seminary.  The nascent relationship between MIT and Central has also received the good news of a grant from the Luce Foundation.  This grant is designed to help sustain a long-term collaborative relationship between Central and MIT.

For some basic information about the Myanmar Institute of Theology, check out their website:  Myanmar Institute of Theology.

My travel this summer is a reminder of the many opportunities to partner with theological institutions around the world.  One of the excellent blogs I follow is “Theologian without Borders.” It links theological educators with opportunities for international teaching.

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