It was great to have Phil home for a week after his trip to Israel. After flying in Sunday night he began teaching the book of Genesis on our SBS here at at TKL. It was a week of unfolding "in the beginning ..." -- not simply creation but how God spoke into the world from the beginning and his heart for all. This was Phil's first teaching slot with this class and they all loved it.
February half-term (which included Valentine's Day) was spent with his brother in Spain. No, they were not sunning themselves as it seems Phil has the ability to attract unseasonably cold weather on these teaching trips. D and R have relocated to the Costa del Sol to reestablish the DTS program there, and Phil traveled to teach on their first North Africa-focused DTS. This week he covered "Inductive Bible Study". In the students' words, it was "amazing", "exciting", "inspiring", and "brilliant". Great comments, and not said often enough when talking about studying the Bible!
Following a weekend at home, Phil jetted over to Hurlach, Germany to teach Deuteronomy on their SBS. I'm observing a deep fulfillment in him as he pours through the books with these students and helps them understand God's word. There seems to be a fresh anointing on his teaching, and we pray there will be great fruit.