I previously wrote that Revd Dr Chris Wright will be giving this year’s Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity on the theme of The Bible and Mission. We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from all those we’ve spoken to about the event and are delighted to be putting it on in partnership with Bible Society, Wycliffe UK, Keswick Ministries, Global Connections, and Slipstream. It will also form the basis for the September issue of Encounters Mission Ezine. Hope to see you there!

Here are the details, which you can also find on the Redcliffe website:

Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity:
The Bible and Mission

With Revd Dr Christopher Wright, International Director, Langham Partnership International

Tuesday 12 May 2009
7.00pm to 9.00pm

In partnership with Bible Society, Wycliffe UK, Keswick Ministries, Global Connections, and Slipstream.

The renowned Bible and mission scholar, Revd Dr Chris Wright, will deliver this year’s Redcliffe Lecture in World Christianity, looking at the relationship between the Bible and Mission.

Christians often talk about a ‘Biblical basis for mission’, citing key verses such as Matthew 28:19 (‘Therefore go and make disciples of all nations…’, NIV). But is there more to it than this? How does mission fit into the whole of the Bible and how does our understanding of Scripture influence our thinking and practice of mission?

Revd Dr Wright has written and spoken on these issues for many years. Among many other plaudits his award-winning The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative has been described as the most important work of this generation on the subject. His combination of scholarship, experience, clarity and passion make him the ideal choice for this lecture.

Revd Dr Christopher Wright is International Director of Langham Partnership International and serves as chair of the Lausanne Committee’s Theology Working Group. After completing an Old Testament PhD and a spell in pastoral ministry Chris taught at Union Biblical Seminary (UBS) in Pune, India, for five years. On his return he joined the faculty at All Nations Christian College and became the Principal there in 1993. He joined Langham in 2001.

Book now
The lecture is free but pre-booking is required. To book your place, contact David Marriott.

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