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 […]
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.
In the library today I picked up Chris Wright’s latest book, The Mission of God’s People. So far I’ve only read the introduction, but I’m excited by how Wright seeks to bring together theology and mission, helping us to realise that God’s mission, the Bible and the church cannot be separated, but all rely on each other.
As part of the Bible and Mission MA programme I’m doing from Redcliffe College in the UK I’m studying how to read the Bible from a missional perspective. This involves seeing both how God’s universal mission through his particular people is advanced in and through the text of the Bible, and also how that text is part of God’s reaching out to people of all nations today.