“Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified.” (Mark 6:48-50)
This week, Tonia and I have been watching our one-year-old grandson while his parents are traveling. We are having a wonderful time getting to know this little guy, and in many ways, it’s just like when we were parenting-those well-honed skills are still there. But, two things are different, and they are very noteworthy: 1) our grandson is a unique person, created by God with special character traits never seen in exactly this combination before, and 2) 2023 is not 1993! Our grandson prefers to go to sleep awake after being rocked for a while. With just 12 months of life on earth, he signals to us that he’s ready to go night-night, we lay him down and that’s it, we close the door. No book taught him (or his parents) to do this, he just likes it that way. Thinking about 2023, our grandson can recognize his parents on the phone screen through WhatsApp, he waves to them, smiles, and interacts with them. He can distinguish real things from unreal things, though both might be two-dimensional digital images. The disciples saw the Son of God for who he was, and it was terrifying at first, but as they lived life with him, they understood.
What new technologies and ideas do we see in 2023 that may be terrifying because of their novelty, but they’ll be old hat before long? How can technology and human behavior interact in ways that improve education and the spiritual life at our university? These are questions related to our core value for innovation and are the same questions our leadership team is actively asking and investigating.
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- August 4 Summer Term Ends
- August 11 May-Extended Term Ends
- August 17 Fall Inservice
- August 22 New Student Welcome Event
- August 23 Fall Term Begins
- September 4 Labor Day – DIU Closed
- October 13-17 Bible Translation Conference
AL5398 with the President
Dr. Scott Berthiaume will be teaching AL5398 Current Issues in Translation this fall. This seminar exposes the student to some of the most current and critical themes relevant to Bible Translation including Orality, Scripture Engagement, Consulting, Key Terms and Biblical Exegesis, and Translation Theory. The student will learn to contextualize and critique such issues through personal interaction and interviews with experienced translators. Registration and attendance to the Bible Translation Conference 2023 is required as part of this course. Conference fee is waived.
BT Conference 2023
The Bible Translation Conference will be held again on the ILC campus October 13-17. If you’d like to help, please click this link to the volunteer form with the complete list of tasks before, during, and after the conference. Conference attendees who volunteer 20+ hours will receive a sizeable reduction of their registration fee. Click here for more conference information and to register. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Texas Giving Day
Save the date, North Texas Giving Day 2023 is September 21. DIU is excited to participate again this year, promoting our 4TheWorld-Innovate Campaign, preparing the university technology for training the next generation of global leaders. Can’t wait? Give today!