Friday, January 4, 2008

A quick update

I have recently changed the blog so that any divinity student on the trip can logon and post. Hopefully this means we will get some more posts. If you are a student on the trip, check your e-mail for instructions on how to do this.

It took me a few minutes to enable this, and I only have a few minutes before we go to dinner, but I wanted to post a quick update. We spent the morning this morning in Coptic Cairo. We visited 3 mosques, and each of them had something unique that made them special. We followed that up with a quick shopping stop (guys, lets keep where we went and why we went there a secret so some of us can surprise our families back home) and lunch. We ate lunch at a restaurant that specialized in chicken, and the meal and atmosphere were both outstanding. Finally, we went to an Anglican church here on Zamalak (the island in the Nile our hotel is on) and attended a chapel service with students from Alexandria Theological Seminary and a worship service for Sudanese refugees. It was a great day.

The next two days are much freer, so I should have some time to post some more detailed information. And, hopefully, some other students will post as well.

Just as a teaser, here is a picture of one of the Mosques we visited today, the Mohammad Ali mosque.

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