At some point the video of my lecture at Redcliffe College will be available online. In the meantime, here is a brief thought to be going on with:
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 disputes 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.
Photo stolen from John Hamilton.