A few notables from today's (our last day) from the forum:
- We were lead in "contextual" Indian style worship by Arandha, an incredibly talented group, Berkley trained, and yes the lead man plays the guitar.
- Dr. Stroope gave a paper today on the identity of the outsider. It was really good. The insider (the local, indigenous people) need to be local, and outsider's must recognize that they can never be an insider because of enculturation. Thus, instead of vocation we must focus on formation. Not what do I do, but who am I becoming.
- EGG story! Today for breakfast I went downstairs for the continental breakfast at the Inn. In the fridge there were hard boiled eggs, which sounded good. So I pulled one out and thought there is no way I'm eating a cold, hard boiled egg. Along with my pancake, sausage dog I placed the egg in the microwave. After about 30 seconds, I pulled out the egg and pancake dog and took about 4 steps toward my table, then BOOM! Apparently hard boiled eggs, and there was no shell mind you, do not go into the microwave. The thing exploded everything: the wall, the window, curtains, floor, the side of Jeff's face, Sarah and Mary Beth's hair, and ALL over me. My face, beard, shirt were covered in egg and everyone was looking at me. What do you do when a room full of strangers are staring at you. All I could get was, "I'm okay!" while covered in eggs. It was great!
- Tomorrow, we fly out and it'll take a while to get where we're going. So along the way, there will be plenty of time for conversation and being together in a group.