Are we failing to communicate the Gospel effectively to four billion people?

It was recently reported that there are now seven billion people in the world today. This is just a short post to remind us all that the majority of those seven billion people are oral communicators. The International Orality Network make the following points on their website: The Need There are 4 billion oral learners … Continue reading Are we failing to communicate the Gospel effectively to four billion people?

Bible Engagement and Oral Culture part 2

The theme of orality is one I return to again and again, especially over the summer with our MA module in ‘Bible Engagement in Intercultural Contexts’ and a forthcoming new undergraduate module called, ‘Story, Song and Social Networks: Bible Engagement and Oral Culture’. We are also developing the Resources section of this microsite to include a … Continue reading Bible Engagement and Oral Culture part 2

IBMR July 2011 issue on mission and the care of the environment

The latest issue of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research is now out. The theme is ‘Mission and the Care of the Environment’ and features a number of articles on the subject (see contents below). As well as those, the issue also has two articles on missional hermeneutics and orality. Here are some details: ‘The … Continue reading IBMR July 2011 issue on mission and the care of the environment

Bible Engagement in Intercultural Contexts

Our MA summer school at Redcliffe College has now finished with students on the MA in Bible and Mission programme completing the taught content of modules in ‘Method and Content in Missiological Study’ and ‘Bible Engagement in Intercultural Contexts’. For the latter we were joined by a number of visiting lecturers: Eddie Arthur, Wycliffe Bible Translators UK … Continue reading Bible Engagement in Intercultural Contexts

The Bible and Lausanne’s Cape Town Commitment – part two

The excellent Scripture Engagement website highlighted another part of the Cape Town Commitment related to Bible and Mission. The following is a section within PART II For the world we serve: The Cape Town Call to Action,  IV. Discerning the will of Christ for world evangelization C)    Aim to eradicate Bible poverty in the world, for … Continue reading The Bible and Lausanne’s Cape Town Commitment – part two

Lausanne global conversation on Scripture in mission

The Lausanne Movement is calling on Christians from around the globle to engage in various conversations that will help the church to engage with the big issues of contemporary mission. The Global Conversation covers the following categories and topics: Truth: Bearing witness to the truth of Jesus Christ – Marketplace Ministry – Personal Witness – Truth and … Continue reading Lausanne global conversation on Scripture in mission