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72 Hours of Prayer and Pizza Theology (Lots of Pictures)

 Wow, I get to tell you about two of my favorite events that we get to do with our students! After 3 years off due to COVID, 72 hours of prayer is back!

Every year at UT Arlington all of the college ministries, FOCUS, BSM, Wesley, Cornerstone, Etc, Etc, all work together to set up a tent in the middle of campus and then we ask our students to come and pray for an hour each, for 72 hours straight, with an evening of worship every night for 3 days straight. Students pray for the persecuted, for their classmates, for their professors, for the nations, as well as any prayer requests that are given from people walking by. I'm so thankful that after 3 years off, we get to bring this event back. It's always a life changing experience for our students. It's a powerful testimony to christian untiy as it is a cooperative event, and I really believe that it is a world changing event as God answers our prayers.

The above picture is our students getting together to read the book of Job, in preparation for our  Pizza Theology on the Wisdom Literature!
Pizza Theology is a four hour seminar on a biblical topic or on a cultural situation that we need to learn to think biblically about. This semesters lesson was on the wisdom literature. because I'm seated in the middle of the room you can't see the extra couple hundred students to my left and right and behind me. It's so cool that every semester we get this many students from across the metroplex willing to take up one of their sunday afternoons to come and grow in their knowledge of God's word. This time we covered proverbs, ecclesiastes, and job and I've already heard that learning how to seek and gain wisdom was impactful from a number of those in attendance!
The above pictures are of some our UTA students, the girls from after the seminar, rejoicing in all their newfound wisdom, and the guys from in the middle of the event, when we take a one hour dinner break to gorge ourselves on pizza. God is good all around.

Thank you for helping to create an environment where these students can come to pray, learn, and overall grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.


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