Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Living out the Vision

He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" 
      I said, "O Sovereign LORD, you alone know
-- Ezekiel 37:3 --  Ezekiel was a crazy prophet who was convinced that old bags of bones could get up &  dance...

Wayne's first day "on the job" was at an all day faculty & student retreat where he ended up, quite accidentally or maybe not, in an evangelical christian dance workshop, led by an enthusiastic troupe of Hong Kong dancers!  

So, Wayne started his brilliant academic career with a dance.

The first day of actual classes at the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Hong Kong was Monday January 12th, 2009.  That same day we received this e-mail from a friend, one of the deans at Iowa State University:

"I still remember the first day I met Wayne [in 2001]. He popped into my office on campus to talk about getting his Ph.D. so he could teach in an “international” Lutheran seminary...  now that goal, that dream, is a reality!"

The fifteen students in the "Marriage & Family Counseling" course come from: Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China, as well as Hong Kong itself.  Meeting them, working with them, learning from them, teaching them, moving in new ways with them, is a dream come true.  Old bones can stand up & dance!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I would love to have seen Wayne dance. I hope he wasn't sore the next day. When you come back to the States, can Wayne teach us a few of his moves?