Bible & Mission

Episode 10: Kang-San Tan and Loun Ling Lee | On BMS, Asia, mission trends and issues, and renewing friendships

On BMS, Asia, mission trends and issues, and renewing friendships

Kang-San and Loun

Kang-San Tan and Loun Ling Lee were lecturers at Redcliffe before joining CMS in 2012 to develop mission training across Asia. Based again in the UK Kang-San is now General Director of BMS and Loun is involved in mission training, not least through rejoining Redcliffe’s teaching team.

In today’s episode Rosalee and Tim chat with Kang-San and Loun about their previous time at Redcliffe, their involvement in mission training in Asia, and their new roles here in the UK. We also talk about some significant trends and issues in mission and ask what good partnership looks like in mission today.

Useful links:
BMS
AsiaCMS

Redcliffe College offers part-time, blended-mode MA programmes to help mission practitioners deepen your understanding and develop your practice.

Thanks to MJHMusic for the music in today’s episode – Check them out here.

Episode 9: Rosie Button | Women in Missiology Network

Women in Missiology network

Rosie Button_round

Redcliffe recently launched a network that aims to connect and promote women teaching, researching, writing and studying in Missiology. In this week’s episode Rosalee talks to Redcliffe lecturer Rosie Button about why it was started and how we can all benefit from it.

Women in Missiology is a network of women teaching, researching, writing, and studying in the field of missiology. It provides a space to connect, to learn, and to resource the Church. This happens through three main ways: a closed Facebook group for connecting and sharing ideas and resources; a consultation to meet and learn together, and encourage one another to excellence; and a curated bibliography.

The network will hold its first consultation on 6-7 June at IMC in Birmingham in the UK. This 24-hour women-only event aims to:

  • connect women engaged in missiology
  • engage with papers on the consultation theme of, ‘The Bible and Mission’
  • give a space to share experiences and raise issues involved in being a woman working in the field of missiology
  • encourage the next generation of women scholars
  • help shape the network’s future

Keynote speakers include Dr Cathy Ross on ‘Lament and Hope: “There are things that can be seen only with eyes that have cried.”’ and Dr Mary Evans on ‘Old Testament Narrative and its Missional Significance.’

NOTE – we have received funding to heavily subsidise the places for students. See the website for more details.

Immediately following the Women in Missiology consultation is the Global Connections Mission Educators Forum on 7-8 June. The theme for this year’s 24-hour gathering is ‘Gender and Mission Education’. Participants will be exploring together how we equip people for mission in a way that helps them to understand and work through an increasing and complex array of Gender-related issues. Plenary speakers include Dr Mary Evans and Dr Elaine Storkey.

Why not come to both?! 

And if you want to explore issues of Gender: As well as being course facilitator for Redcliffe’s MA in Member Care, Rosie also leads our module, Gender and Mission.

Redcliffe College offers part-time, blended-mode MA programmes to help mission practitioners deepen your understanding and develop your practice.

Programmes include:

MA in Contemporary Missiology;

MA in Leadership in a Complex World

MA in Member Care

MA in Literacy Programme Development

MA in Field Linguistics.

Thanks to MJHMusic for the music in today’s episode – Check them out here.

Episode 7: Redcliffe Faculty | Excitement about Summer School

Find out why Redcliffe’s faculty are getting excited about the Summer!

What are they teaching at this July’s UK Summer School intensive? Why do they all think their module is the best? Who do you think is right?!

In this episode some of Redcliffe’s lecturers reflect on what is on offer at this year’s Summer School (9-27 July) and why they are passionate about their modules. Listen in to get a flavour of what Redcliffe courses look like, why they might be relevant to your ministry, and who’s involved in teaching them. In the conversation you’ll hear from Colin Edwards, Rosie Button, Sarah Hay, Rob Hay, Chris Ducker, and Tim Davy.

Every July Redcliffe holds our UK Summer School intensive for those doing part-time MA programmes in Contemporary Missiology, Leadership, or Member Care, or pursuing continuing professional development. We’re also looking forward to hosting a number of visiting lecturers in July, including Chris Wright, Israel Olofinjana, Kate Coleman, and Krish Kandiah.

Modules this year include:

Week one (9-13 July)
Research Methods and Approaches for Missiological Study
Global Missiological Issues in Intercultural Contexts

Week two (16-20 July)
The Mission Worker as a Person
Organisational Development and Cultural Change
The Practice of Christian Mission in European Contexts
Vulnerable Children: Bible, Theology and Society

Week three (23-27 July)
An Introduction to Global Leadership
Advocacy, Reconciliation and Peace-Building in Intercultural Contexts
Reading the Bible Missionally
Life and Work in Muslim Contexts

Redcliffe College offers part-time, blended-mode MA programmes to help mission practitioners deepen your understanding and develop your practice.

Programmes include:

MA in Contemporary Missiology;

MA in Leadership in a Complex World

MA in Member Care

MA in Literacy Programme Development

MA in Field Linguistics

Thanks to MJHMusic for the music in today’s episode – Check them out here.

Episode 6: Tim Davy | Vulnerable Children: Hostility, Hospitality, and Hope

Hostility, Hospitality, and Hope: A Biblical Reflection on Two Displaced Children

Tim Davy

Tim Davy reflects on the biblical stories of two vulnerable children in the Bible and what this might mean for the Church’s thinking and practice of mission.

In today’s episode Tim shares an article he wrote for Redcliffe’s Encounters Mission Journal, which looks at the stories of the anonymous slave girl in 2 Kings 5 and Mary, Joseph and Jesus’ escape to Egypt in Matthew 2:13-15.

This Summer sees the launch of a new module at Redcliffe for people working with or on behalf of vulnerable children (sometimes called ‘children-at-risk’).

Vulnerable Children module

The module ‘Vulnerable Children: Bible, Theology and Society’ will be running 16-20 July as part of our UK Summer School. It can be taken as a validated part of our MA in Contemporary Missiology programme or as an unvalidated standalone option for continuing professional development. For more details see the Redcliffe website: Vulnerable Children: Bible, Theology and Society. We are delighted to be partnering with Home for Good in delivering this module. (NB. the module is subject to validation by University of Gloucestershire)

Redcliffe College offers part-time, blended-mode MA programmes to help mission practitioners deepen your understanding and develop your practice.

Programmes include:

MA in Contemporary Missiology;

MA in Leadership in a Complex World

MA in Member Care

MA in Literacy Programme Development

MA in Field Linguistics

Thanks to MJHMusic for the music in today’s episode – Check them out here.

Episode 4: Lindsey Holley | Biblica and the NIrV Accessible Bible

Lindsey Holley is Executive Director of Biblica Europe. In a recent visit to Redcliffe Lindsey was sharing about the remarkable NIrV Accessible Bible and we just had to capture this for the podcast!