Last week Laura and I had the opportunity to speak at Calvary Chapel, Salem here in Oregon. As well as giving an update on Bible translation projects that we’re involved in in Tanzania, I took a look at 1 Peter 2:4-12, exploring what it means to read this section of the letter from a missional perspective.
Looking back, I think I sub-consciously applied the various missional hermeneutics we covered in the “Reading the Bible Missionally” module of Redcliffe’s MA in Bible and Mission, specifically looking at:
- The place of the text in the missional meta-narrative of the Bible
- The significance of the text in forming and equipping a missional community among its initial hearers
- The text as part of a movement from the particular to the universal
- The text speaking to the missional situation of the present-day hearers
You can watch the video on the Calvary Chapel Salem website, or download the audio here. I’d love to know if you have any comments…