I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Holy Week is a time when Christians celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection, the miraculous event surrounding our gracious God who conquered death and freed us from the bonds of sin. Today, my readings revolve around Jesus’ announcement of his coming death, and I am struck by how much time Jesus spent preparing his disciples for this anguishing moment. He cared for his people and recognized their struggle with his imminent departure, death on a cross. So, he spent time with them and reminded them of who he is, not just a man, but the Son of Man! May you and I be reminded this week that our struggles, fear and hardships are things God intimately cares about and perhaps, we can pray something like the following, “Grant us grace always to never be afraid to die, but to live in such a way so that living and dying, we are thine!
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- April 7 Good Friday – DIU Closed
- April 14 Last day to schedule a thesis defense
- April 15 Comps and Qualifying Exams
- April 26 Baccalaureate Service during Transform
- May 5 Commencement
- May 15 May Extended Term Begins
- May 29 Memorial Day – DIU Closed
- June 6 Summer Term Starts
Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Harper
Dr. Harper has published his Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and Haggai: A Handbook on the Greek Text (Baylor University Press). Dr. Harper teaches Greek 1-2 (among other courses) here at DIU as part of the Applied Linguistics department.
Academic Forum on Bonggi Personal Names
Our next academic forum at DIU will be on April 13, 2023 (12:30-1:20 PM CDT in Mahler 5/7 or by Zoom). Dr. Michael Boutin will be presenting on anthropological and linguistic issues around names and naming conventions and how these affect translation, using examples drawn from Bonggi personal names.
Trinity South Arts welcomes the Purple Hulls for an evening of bluegrass fun on Saturday, May 6 at 7 PM in the Event Center. Talented identical twins Katy Lou & Penny Lea Clark were raised on a working purple hull pea farm near Kilgore, Texas. Their solid family values provide the inspiration and foundation for their authentic, acoustic driven music. The “Hulls” spent several years in Nashville honing their craft, writing for Sony Publishing, touring with various artists as side musicians, and doing session work. Since back in Texas, they have toured extensively across the country and abroad, releasing four studio projects. Details and free tickets here: https://tinyurl.com/PurpleHulls2023
Coaching Workshop for Christian Leaders
This workshop is offered at Dallas International University May 16-19, 2023, from 8:30am-12:30pm CDT, both in person and via Zoom. Early registration is $150. More information here, or email email@example.com