In May I was grateful for the opportunity to fly to England for three weeks in order to take the final module of my MA in Bible and Mission at Redcliffe College. The three weeks were a busy time of studying and also visiting friends, family, colleagues and the three churches we have links with in the UK.

The module itself was very enjoyable as it was particularly focused on the role of the Bible in mission, both in post-modern UK culture and amongst various language communities around the world. There was a particular focus on Bible translation into minority languages, with the goal of communities engaging with and being transformed by the Bible, available in a language and form that is appropriate for their lives. I have written a couple of posts about topics we discussed previously.

I especially enjoyed catching up with friends and family during the trip, and it was a shame that there wasn’t more time to do this. But after three weeks I was definitely ready to fly home to Laura in Oregon (and the task of writing my two remaining essays and planning my dissertation…!)

Students at Redcliffe

Benj is appropriately enthusiastic to read the Wycliffe magazine...

Eddie (my boss) teaching a session

Eddie (my boss) teaching a session

Tim, who coordinates the MA programme

Tim, who coordinates the MA programme

My Gran and Grandad, in Burnham on Sea

My Gran and Grandad, in Burnham on Sea

My other Gran...

My other Gran...

...and Grampy, in Chippenham

...and Grampy, in Chippenham

And Auntie Barbara

And Auntie Barbara

My sister Lizzi, in my parents' back garden

My sister Lizzi, in my parents' back garden

Dad planting...

Dad planting...

Lizzi, playing tennis

Lizzi, playing tennis

Brother Phil with his trademark "can't be bothered to move my feet" forehand

Brother Phil with his trademark "can't be bothered to move my feet" forehand

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