Saturday, February 17, 2007

Greek Conference

Hey folks!

The whole family is in Spokane, WA this weekend for the "Greek conference". Greeks from universities around our region came together for three days to talk about Jesus, who he is and what it means to follow him.

I was the main speaker for the weekend. I spoke on what it means to be a disciple... according to Jesus. So we looked at his definiton of what a disciple is, the cost of discipleship according to Jesus, the two major identifying marks of a disciple, things like that. It's been a lot of fun, and I think that God has been speaking to some people.

I'm one of those people. I have to admit that this series of talks really messed with me a little bit. I felt like I was sitting at his feet and having to deal with some hard questions about whether I am really a disciple as he describes them. It's a hard question, and I've been talking it through with Jesus all week. I think it's safe to say that I have room to grow.

The Greeks have been a lot of fun. They're a high energy crowd, and they're not afraid to share their thoughts. I love that there are people who don't even know Jesus here, and they're engaging and asking questions, too.

And of course it's a huge blessing to have Krista and the kids here, and not to be on another trip without them. And it's great to hang out with my student and staff friends from around the region, too.

Anyway. Greek Conference = Good.

tonight I'm meeting with some people to talk about Stint for next year. I've had some great conversations already, and I think there are several people who are hearing a "follow me" from Jesus on this question.