Farewell Tyndale House

Today we leave Cambridge for home. Most of us said good-bye to everyone at Tyndale House yesterday; a couple of us are still trying to eke out a few more hours in the library. Needles to say, we are all eager to see our families again. The paradox of this trip is that it has been far too long to be away from our families but way too short to finish what wanted to get done here. Some of us were only warming up.

I’ll try to post some reflections on our experiences here in the next few days. In the meantime, I will say this: Now I know why Tyndale House gets mentioned in the acknowledgement of so many dissertations. The Tyndale House staff was not only professional, but they went out of their way to show us the love of Christ. They have been generous to us at so many different ways – not the least of which is with their time and expertise. Tea breaks with the community here has been engaging, and . . . (more later; I’ve got to quick look at a couple more books and pack.)

Left to right: Nathan Joshua (Kenya, Pastoral epistles, patronage, leadership), yours truly, Daniel Hankore (Ethiopia, translation, Gen. 34), Andy Alo (Congo, translation, metaphor), Nelson Makanda (Kenya, Paul, patronage, and the Galatians), Karita Mbagara (Kenya; Acts, the Holy Spirit, liminality, ethnicity), Peter Yuh (Cameroon, translation, Nehemia, honor and shame), Ramadan Chan (Sudan, translation; justice, Amos), Richard Mutura (Kenya; Paul, Galatians; exemplar), Phoebe Muthami (Kenya; Ephesians). See also NEGST PhD students at Tyndale.

Daily routine at Tyndale House

[For friends and family] There’s not a whole lot to say here: Get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, get on the bike, and ride down to the library (10 mins); Peter has been walking (45 mins). Sit at the desk, read, and write. All ten of us are in the “hexagon” part of the library – see the bottom right hand corner of this library map (pictures for each section in the upper left hand corner.)

Being here has given some of us Continue reading