August 2019 - Latest News from Langham Partnership UK and Ireland
|We'd love to see you at our Vision Events in September|
Langham is holding two 'Vision Events' in September. On Saturday 7 September, International Ministries Director Chris Wright will speak at Malone House, Belfast, during our 'Vision Evening' for Northern Ireland (4-7pm). Light refreshments will be provided. Book your place now.
On Saturday 21 September, Chris Wright will also be speaking at a 'Vision Day' at Carrubbers Christian Centre, Edinburgh. The day is 10am-4pm, and includes a free lunch. Langham Scholars Director Riad Kassis will also be speaking. Book your place now.
|Langham trains drunken gambler turned Pastor in remote East Malaysia|
Read about the first ever Langham Preaching training event in East Malaysia, attended by 35 people including a pastor with an amazing testimony. The training was led in the Malay language by a team from Indonesia, focusing on preachers working amongst indigenous peoples in remote areas. Find out about the challenges faced by pastors in these small villages, often only accessible by boat and where education is limited.
|Liberian pastors praise God for Langham resources and training|
Read about the reaction of a group of preachers in Liberia, who attended Langham Preaching training this month and received vital resources from Langham Literature. They are incredibly grateful to God for Langham! Watch one pastor show his appreciation.
|Major step forward: Langham publishes landmark ‘Asian Christian Theology’ textbook
Last month, Langham Global Library published a vital new
resource on the outworking of core Christian doctrines in different cultures
across Asia. ‘Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives’ was edited by
Langham Scholar Timoteo Gener, who contributed a significant essay for the resource.
The book, aimed ideally for Asian Bible colleges, involves authors from all corners
of the continent including Langham Scholar Havilah Dharamraj. It’s a major step
students and scholars seeking to understand the dynamic environment of
evangelical theology in Asia. The book would also be excellent further reading
for those outside of Asia seeking global theological perspectives, and for
those in contexts of significant Asian diaspora. You can buy your copy now.
Langham Preaching books translated for Latin America
Langham Preaching has been celebrating the translation of
two resources into Spanish: ‘What Angels Long to Read’ by Mark Meynell, and ‘The Dynamics of Biblical Preaching’ by
Jonathan Lamb. Mark visited Peru, Bolivia and Costa Rica in June to launch his
translated title. Nearly 100 people attended a pastors’ breakfast at the
Peruvian Bible Society in Lima. In Bolivia, the venue arranged for training Mark
led was changed because 150 people came, nearly double what was expected. And
in Costa Rica, he was able to speak at the end of Langham Preaching training
where participants received a copy of the book (see photo left).
Malaysian Langham Scholar obtains second doctorate
Langham Scholar Dr Joey Tan obtained his second doctorate in
July, graduating with a PhD from Spurgeon’s College, London. His thesis
focussed on contextualised preaching at three major ‘Big Country’ festivals, as
he has a passion for delving deep into these worldviews and ideologies. He
wants to preach relevantly to non-believers from these backgrounds. Dr Joey also
works at a seminary in Malaysia, and even hosts his own TV show. He has a
powerful testimony, having grown up in difficult circumstances. Dr Joey highly
appreciated being able to stay at Tyndale House in Cambridge in the Langham Scholars'
room twice during his PhD studies. You can watch a video about his life and
read more about his time at Tyndale House.
|Don't forget to check out our new webpages!|
Please visit our website and click on the new pages explaining more about our programmes, how your church can get involved and different ways to give to Langham. Plus much more!
Hopefully you will have found the details of Langham’s next Vision Events in Belfast
in this eNews and feel suitably encouraged to join with us? If you can’t physically attend it would be encouraging to know that you continue to stand with us in prayer – these events are critical in raising Langham’s profile and encouraging the very necessary support required to grow the Majority World church. We will share ‘glimpses of the global church’ by video and interview and explore what is happening in our programme streams in various corners of the globe. In this eNews Liberia
testify to that global perspective – I wonder how often those places appear in the same mission and ministry sentence?! Belfast and Edinburgh have initiated so much global Christian mission and it will be a privilege to be part of that continuing process. Wherever you are, thank you for your commitment and generosity.
With thanks and Christian greetings, as ever,
John Libby, National Director, Langham Partnership UK and Ireland
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