After today’s lesson I was talking with Reuben, Terry, Edwin and Wati about our inherited sin nature and it’s desire to dominate us as God warned Cain. I asked if, when they resolve to do good, it works for them. They responded with an adamant chorus of “no.” They are convinced of this truth. It sure is easy to explain things that correspond exactly to our experience!


After schooling 4, breakfast and lunch from scratch and being outside for 2+ hours participating in our lessons and discussion, Elizabeth served homemade BBQ with homemade sauce and homemade slaw on homemade buns. Sides: homemade fries from local potatoes and homemade pickles from local cucumbers. Then she washed all the dishes dishwasherlessly. And today was normal.

Teaching Update #3

Teaching Update #3 I had a great conversation with a group of men after the lesson this afternoon. It started with one guy (Ruesen) who had shown up for the first time. As we talked, I decided to read Genesis 1 in it’s entirety to him. As I read, men gathered around so that by…