The good folks at Redcliffe College have just announced a new course:
With the increasing complexity of the Church’s mission in the world, clear and deep biblical reflection is essential. Not only should God’s people have a firm grasp of how mission fits into the Scriptures, we should also be confident and competent in using the Bible to engage missionally in a variety of cultural contexts.
Redcliffe’s MA in Bible and Mission enables students to explore mission in the Bible and the Bible in mission thinking and practice. It is being developed in partnership with various agencies including Wycliffe Bible Translators and Bible Society, both of whom will also be involved in the ongoing content of the course.
Students complete three required modules and choose one further module.
Method and Content in Missiological Study: Develop your competence in research methods at postgraduate level and gain an overview of Missiology.
Reading the Bible Missionally: Enhance your understanding of the Bible and mission by applying a ‘missional hermeneutic’ to the Scriptures.
Bible Engagement in Intercultural Contexts: Explore and evaluate different approaches to using the Bible in different cultural contexts, both in the ‘West’ and in the majority world.
Optional choice modules may include:
The Mission of the Church in the Context of Post-colonialism and Globalisation;
Crucial Issues in Asian Mission and Theology;
Crucial Issues in European Mission and Theology;
An Introduction to Global Leadership;
The Greening of Mission.
“The new Bible and Mission MA at Redcliffe will allow students to deepen their understanding of the Bible as the chronicle of God’s missional engagement with humanity, but also to understand the role of the Bible as a tool in the church’s mission. This is an excellent foundation for anyone seeking to read or teach the Scriptures in any cross cultural context. My only complaint is that the course wasn’t available twenty years ago when I really needed it!”
(Eddie Arthur, Executive Director, Wycliffe Bible Translators)
Studying part time over two years…
Studying the MA part time allows you to study exactly the same curriculum as the full time qualification. The compulsory modules are studied during the first year. The second year includes the optional modules and completion of the dissertation.
Studying the ‘flexible learning mode’ option…
This distance learning style course is ideal for mission practitioners working overseas or on home assignment, international students, and those who are unable to spend an extended period of time away from the workplace or home.
Did I mention that I’d be teaching on one of the modules?