May 2019 - Latest News from Langham Partnership UK and Ireland
|Chris Wright resource blesses Ethiopian Church|
Eritrean refugees were among 50 preachers who received translated copies of Chris Wright's 'Sweeter than Honey' in Ethiopia earlier this month. Read about how grateful the movement coordinator is for this resource, which teaches readers how to correctly handle the Old Testament. Also find out about Langham's great opportunity to equip the future Eritrean church.
|Engaging new audiences at the annual Society for the Study of Theology conference|
The Langham Publishing team was recently privileged to exhibit Majority World books at the Society for the Study of Theology conference at Warwick University. Of the 200 attendees, many had never heard of Langham and were excited by the publications. Read more about this event and the new connections made.
|'Theological education in Africa will be renewed because of Langham'|
Last month, Langham Scholar Rev Dr David Tarus from Kenya became the new Executive Director of the Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa. David Tarus gained his PhD from McMaster Divinity College, Canada, in 2017. He says that the generous contributions of Langham supporters have helped the flourishing of God's kingdom in Africa. Read more about Dr David Tarus' exciting new role.
|Read the latest Transform magazine!|
Our Spring 2019 Transform magazine is available to read online. Read about a landmark moment for Langham Preaching in Ethiopia, two Langham Scholars who are now Bible college presidents thousands of miles apart, and Chris Wright's 'Word on the World'. Plus much more! If you would like to receive Transform twice a year by post, email us with your address - it's free! Also please email if you would like hard copies of the Spring 2019 edition for yourself or your church.
|Langham Scholars studying in UK & Europe meet for consultation |
Last month, 20 Scholars who are currently studying at institutions in the UK and Europe met in Oxford for a highly informative week of lectures, peer presentations and times of fellowship. These annual occasions provide Langham Scholars with much-needed opportunities to share their work with their peers and receive valuable feedback. You may notice that three Scholars in the photo (left) have their faces hidden - this is because they are from countries where there is a security risk for Christians. To find out more about what a Scholars' consultation is, watch this short video of the 2017 gathering.
|Let's get really radical...|
Our Preaching Director Paul Windsor has written an inspiring blog post urging believers to be more radical in their service of Jesus. He offers a checklist of five questions to help us. Do take a few minutes to read the blog, and share it with your friends!
|Reflections on the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka|
On Easter Sunday, at least 253 people were killed and 500 injured in suicide attacks in Sri Lanka. The bombings took place in churches and hotels, with many children among the victims.
Read reflections from Christians in Sri Lanka, and a Langham Scholar who is a global leader in trauma and crisis counselling.
|We'll be at the Keswick Convention 2019! |
If you're heading to Keswick this year, look out for us at 'Base Camp', the global mission exhibition. We're also holding an exclusive Langham reception during Weeks 1 & 2 - more details are coming soon.
We have a ‘road show’! You could call it
‘glimpses of global church’, where some of the team share recent Langham events
and experiences from the Majority World. Three recent 7-8-minute videos and short
interviews, giving insight and showing the impact of each of the Scholar,
Preaching and Literature programmes, provide the stimulus for some questions
and then a time of prayer. It’s not exactly ‘rocket science’ in mission and
ministry profile – but if you like the format of this news email, then I’m sure
you’ll like the extended version! A group in Bristol enjoyed the experience last
week and maybe your own church or group would like the resources to run
something similar? This eNews follows the extraordinarily influential progress
of one Langham Scholar, some real Langham breakthroughs in academic theological
literature and the impact of a preaching seminar in Ethiopia. That’s still just
a ‘glimpse of global church’ of course, but might you like to share that
glimpse? Thank you so much, as ever, for your interest and support
With Christian greetings,
National Director, Langham Partnership UK and Ireland
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