Hi and welcome to the bible and mission blog! A few brief comments about myself and the reasons for this blog.

I’m a UK-based lecturer in Biblical Studies at Redcliffe College, a centre for mission training in Gloucester, England, and a PhD candidate in Old Testament at the University of Gloucestershire.

I want to use this blog as a forum for exploring two of my passions, the Bible and mission. How does mission feature in the whole Bible? How does the Bible shape our mission thinking and practice? These are my two main questions, but I’m sure others will crop up along the way.

In April 07 I edited an edition of Encounters, an online mission journal. It was on the theme of Mission and the Old Testament and illustrates the kinds of things I want to develop here on this blog and elsewhere.

I hope you will join me on this journey, Tim

3 thoughts on “Welcome! So what’s it all about?

  1. welcome to blog world and belated congrats to your wife on safe delivery. enjoy fatherhood. best thing in the world.

    as for studies, my dateline is submission of draft end august 2008, have the pre-viva by ocms around end nov/early dec 2008 and actual viva by wales around april/may 2009.

  2. Hi Tim – I’d like to echo that welcome to the blogosphere: hope you find it worthwhile.

    As St Andrew’s devotional writer, I guess you’re someone with a heart for Christian books and bookshops so I’d like to invite you to join us over at the Christian Bookshops Blog. Feel free to add your comments or join in the discussions: there’s a fairly lively discussion entitled Christian Bookshops – who needs them? in which I’m arguing that Christian bookshops need to be embraced by the church as part of its mission strategy. And I should probably mention a review of ‘Mission-shaped Questions’ which may be of interest.

    Look forward to seeing you!

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