Saturday, May 7, 2011

China's National Graduate Seminary 1989

IN THE FALL OF 1989 JODY TAUGHT THEOLOGICAL ENGLISH to a choice group of Chinese graduate students at the Nanjing Theological Seminary in downtown Nanjing, China. We lived at the teacher's hostel and walked to the seminary for classes. It was during this semester that the Berlin Wall fell. Jody also taught English classes at Nanjing University and the students were excited about the news they got from the BBC short-wave radio. The seminary students are pictured in the classroom with Jody. Great group of future leaders. Probably they are already in places of leadership with the growing churches of China. The seminary now has a new campus.

It was always a treat when having dinner with Bishop and Mrs. K.H. Ting. Here Jody is seated next to the bishop in his residence (1980s) a few blocks from the Nanjing Seminary.