The Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College Cambridge, designed in 1748.

The Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College Cambridge, designed in 1748.

Today was a full day of teaching! The class is being hosted at Westminster College in Cambridge.  Westminster is almost brand-spanking new, being built in 1899. 

The students have been wonderful and engaging, and our day was full from top to bottom. They are still coming to grips with the Brexit vote and what that will mean going forward. Although Britain’s racial tension is playing out differently than in the U.S., there are some points of contact that are interesting. There is a fear that is underneath the surface that you become aware of after a day or two of being here. There has been a number of hate crimes that have plagued the public consciousness. Part of what people are looking for is a vision big enough to transform society.

One of my questions is: how will the church respond? As I stand in our divorced sibling's shoes (England) for a few days, I cannot but help think about our context and vision within the city of Houston. We are a community that is engaged and engaging; we stand in solidarity with the world seriously, we engage in radical hospitality, we cultivate improbable friendships and build bridges together. These are small acts with huge impact. May we continue to be faithful. 

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