The Gospel in a Pluralist Society

December 23, 2011 in Mark, Bible translation, Culture, Language, Mission, Theology

A few days ago Wycliffe UK Director Eddie Arthur published an article on the Guardian newspaper’s website, about the six years that his family spent in Cote d’Ivoire, where they had been invited by the local church to help translate the Bible into the Kouya language. The article is very interesting if you want to read it, but one of the most striking features is the comments, which are generally negative and often hostile towards the concept of Bible translation and Christian mission in general.

When faced with criticism it is easy for us to become defensive. In reference to the supposed “war on Christmas” here in the US, I have heard several people comment in the last few days that western society values tolerance of every religion and belief, except Christianity. Is this fair, and is it true? Read the rest of this entry →