It was announced yesterday that IWU has a new president. Provost David Wright has become President David Wright. Dr. Wright is well known far and wide for his innovation, his burden for global witness (he's an MK by heritage), his academic-institutional prowess, and his wisdom in general. I think we will be truly amazed at the creative things that will come out of his presidency.
As an example of his wisdom, Steve Deneff quoted him at the Emerging Preachers Conference this week, which was a cooperative between College Wesleyan Church and Wesley Seminary. Deneff remembers David telling him that there were three basic kinds of preachers: 1) those who are gifted with words, 2) those who are gifted with people, and 3) those who are gifted with organization.
I thought the preaching conference went great, with Lenny Luchetti being the main force behind it. Some of the emerging preachers preached and coach teams gave them valuable feedback. Great insights were doled out by the likes of Steve Deneff, Keith Drury, Wayne Schmidt, Lenny Luchetti, and Safiyah Fosua. I find conferences rare where insights are as common as they were at this conference.
I'm off to Turkey for a few days, so my posts may become sporadic... or maybe they won't. :-)