13th September 2014 - One Day Conference "Mission and Minds: Cultural Challenge" - London

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This world is God’s world, and mission is joining God in his caring for, sustaining and transforming His world, with the goal of re-establishing harmony between God and his creation, including humankind. It is a privilege and joy to be part of God's mission in the university setting. We are focusing on crossing the boundary between academia and the church - this is a really important issue.
Purpose: To explore how to see academic work as part of God crossing cultures on His mission and delighting in using academics like us in this work

The meaning of life

You don't have to be a devout believer to study the Bible.  Its insights into the human condition are enlightening for everyone.

Professor of English, Dale Salwak, was asked by his head of department 36 years ago to begin an undergraduate course on the Bible as literature.  Under the title, "The meaning of life", he illustrates what he has learnt of the "stunning array of attitudes towards the Bible and the world that produced it" that students bring with them.

About two-thirds of the class of 40 or more each semester "are drawn to the Scriptures for reasons other than pious belief," from suspicion or hostility to great eagerness to learn what is in the text and apply it.

To view the article, click here: The meaning of life - Dale Salwak

[NB This Perspective is also included under the title ENGLISH: The Bible as literature]