Reading the Bible With the Global Church

This is the text of a lecture which I gave at Redcliffe College in 2010.

When we read the Bible with the Global Church, we are also getting a glimpse of the Christianity of the future. Despite all of the sound and fury in the West over issues such as women bishops, the diReading_the_Bible_With_the_Global_Churchsputes between NT Wright and John Piper or Rob Bell’s theology, the demographics of the Church show that these issues are really only sideshows for the global onward march of Christianity. Though power and influence still lie very much in the western world, the future of the Church will eventually be determined by the majority of believers.