Then the Lord spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath. At that time, when David saw that the Lord had answered him on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, he offered sacrifices there. The tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. (1 Chrn. 21:27-29)
Turning points are all around us, but we usually don’t see them. These pivotal moments in our lives, in our culture and world, come from a cumulation of events that caused tremendous momentum and, in their wake, eventual change and reset for generations. The pandemic was one such turning point. With the entire world, our DIU community went into an all-hands-on-deck approach in providing our students with instruction. By God’s grace, we had already refitted our programs for a distance education platform, which became our new normal overnight.
The story of David in 1 Chronicles 21 is one of tragedy. His decision to mandate a census cost Israel 70,000 lives and a nationwide pestilence. In the aftermath, with anguish and pain, David writes, “You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.” (Ps.30). In tragedy is born a Turning Point, the building of the Temple in Jerusalem through his son, Solomon. The significance of this moment in Israel’s history cannot be overstated!
Turning Points bring us to our knees, but we are encouraged that our Lord and Savior is in the business of “turning” weeping into joy, and beauty from ashes. Are you at a turning point? Find your solace with the one who loves you. He will not fail to bring you through it to see the new beginning he has made.
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- February 15 DIU Day of Prayer
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- February 26 Campus Preview Day
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- March 22 Virtual Campus Preview Day
- March 29 Good Friday – DIU Closed
2024 DIAL Conference
The Dallas International Academic Lens (DIAL), a biannual student conference, is being held on campus Wednesday, March 6th. The conference will take place both in person and via zoom. All DIU students and alumni are invited to submit an abstract regarding original research. Faculty may also present provided that they coauthor with a student or alumnus. All DIU faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend and participate as they are able. Public attendance is welcomed. Learn more here!
Campus Preview Day
Join us in person on February 26 or virtually on March 22 for Campus Preview Day. Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit campus, sit in on live classes, attend chapel, and experience what life is like at Dallas International University. Register today!
Literacy Megacourse Offered Summer 2024
This coming summer, DIU is offering its Literacy Megacourse. Consisting of nine graduate credit hours, this course prepares students to do literacy in contexts having little or no tradition of literacy, no instructional materials exist and where there may or may not even be an alphabet. This course is only offered in the summers of even-numbered years, so don’t miss it in 2024! Apply to DIU and enroll in AA5934 Literacy Megacourse.