From time to time I get to teach a class at ELET (Escuela Latinoamericana de Estudios Teológicos) in El Cerrito, California. Most of my students are immigrants. They are hard workers who, after a hard day of work, come to spend a couple of hours to work hard to let the Bible examine them, as they try to pay close attention not the text.
I have learned to create a blog that I hope keeps my Students engaged. I don’t know if it helps them, but it sure helps me gather my scattered thoughts in a way that focuses me on helping them listen to the Bible.
One of the things that has surprised me is that, once the class is over, the site remains, and people visit it! I have been getting hits from all over Latin America, USA and Europe, and I can see the search terms people use to find it. The posts are in reverse order, like in so many blogs, so when people find them, they don’t really find a course that they can follow easily.
I don’t get a lot of hits, and I suspect not many people come back. But it is enough to make me curious about whether they find what they want: should I do the work to make them more dynamic and better organized? I hope to pay more attention to the traffic and try to understand who it is who is trying to listen to the Bible and help them do it well.
The blog sites are all in Spanish, but if you are interested, you can link to them here.