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Early African Seminar, Nigeria Jan 7-11, 2013

Jan. 14, 2013

by Joel Elowsky

The Baptist Seminary of Nigeria in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria has again invited Dr. Michael Glerup and Rev. Dr. Joel Elowsky to conduct a seminar on early African Christianity for M.Div. and Graduate level students.  Drs. Glerup and Elowsky were to conduct a seminar the previous year at the seminary which had scheduled lectures during their Winterim term.  The Geo-political scene however intruded on the seminar as the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, chose to end the government subsidy for petrol in the country, doubling the price of petrol overnight. The seminar had to be canceled. But we were invited back again for the Winterim term of 2013 and are looking forward to working again with the faculty and students January 7-11. The students are enthusiastic and it is always a rewarding experience as we introduce them to early African Christianity. A sample schedule (subject to revision) of what will be offered can be found on our research and resources page. We covet your prayers for our travels and for the seminar itself. We'll report when we get back.