Missional Living of Scripture

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Christopher HJ WrightChristopher J.H.Wright

Living Scripture Missionally and Old Testament Ethics

Chris Wright (Ph.D. Cambridge) is International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership, a group of ministries founded by John Stott to provide evangelical theological education throughout the Majority World. He was Chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group and was chief architect of The Cape Town Commitment – the Statement of the Third Lausanne Congress (2010).  His publications include The Mission of God (2006), Salvation Belongs to God (2007), The God I Don’t Understand (2008), and The Mission of God’s People (2010).  Chris is married to Liz and together they have four adult children and seven grandchildren.


Dean of the Divinity School, Richard Hays, poses for his portrait in the chapel arcade closest to the divinity school.

Richard B. Hays

A Missional Reading of the New Testament

Richard B. Hays, Dean and the George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School, is internationally recognized for his work on the letters of Paul and on New Testament ethics. His scholarly work has bridged the disciplines of biblical criticism and literary studies, exploring the innovative ways in which early Christian writers interpreted Israel’s Scripture.
His book The Moral Vision of the New Testament: Community, Cross, New Creation was selected by Christianity Today as one of the 100 most important religious books of the twentieth century. His most recent books are The Art of Reading Scripture (2003), The Conversion of the Imagination (2005), Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage (2008), Revelation and the Politics of Apocalyptic Interpretation (2012), and Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness (2014).


Ruthe Padilla-DeborstRuth Padilla-DeBorst

Living Scripture Missionally in Different Cultures

Ruth Padilla DeBorst yearns to see peace and justice embrace in the beautiful and broken world we call home. She has been involved in leadership development and theological education in Latin America and beyond for several decades. A narrative theologian, speaker and teacher, she serves on the board of the Latin American Theological Fellowship and as coordinator of the Networking Team of INFEMIT (The International Fellowship for Mission as Transformation). She lives in Costa Rica with her husband, James, and fellow-members of the Casa Adobe community.


Workshop Speakers:

Ricardo Agreste daSilva, Tommy Kiedis and Steve Andrews – Global Mission Partnership
Ricardo Agreste daSilva – Living Scripture Missionally in São Paulo
Tim Blackmon – Preaching and Ethics in a Local Congregation
Christopher Brooks – How the Gospel Transforms Communities
Larry Doornbos – Living Scripture Missionally and Missional Communities
Tyler Johnson – Preaching and Ethics in a Multisite Church
Ida Kaastra-Mutoigo – Living Scripture Missionally and Community Development
Ronaldo Lidório – Living Scripture Missionally in Tribal Settings in Africa and the Amazons
Janice McLean – Living Scripture Missionally in New York City
Stefan Paas – Exile and Diaspora as Missional Metaphors in a Secular Age
Scott Sunquist – Living Scripture Missionally and the Holy Spirit
Jan van’t Spijker – Living Scripture Missionally and Holiness
John Witvliet – Worship and Mission in the Local Congregation

Event Details:


$100 General Registration
$30 Student Registration
Registration Includes admission to all plenary and workshop sessions, including the evening lecture by Christopher J.H. Wright, and lunch each day. Refreshments at break are also included.


Missional Living of Scripture Schedule
Preliminary schedule subject to change.