Thursday Nov 4, 1:30-2:45 pm
CanIL, Room 208, & Online
If you're not able to join us face-to-face, join us online. Contact Bruce Wiebe (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Zoom link.
Learning an indigenous language enables Western missionaries to begin to grasp the categories in which local people think. It enables them to hear. When local people are required to provide needed resources, projects are guaranteed to have local relevance. How can Bible translation, and Bible translators, benefit by and be transformed by the taking up of a vulnerable posture?
The seminar will include an extended discussion time; bring your questions! If you are able, you can check out some of the following materials before the seminar:
- Three-and-a-half-minute YouTube video introducing Jim’s ministry: https://youtu.be/FWhEZmsPZm4
- One-hour YouTube video, Introduction to vulnerable mission: https://youtu.be/7fHGy5BhDHQ
- Download a pdf of Jim’s book, New Foundations for Appreciating Africa: https://www.bucer.de/fileadmin/dateien/Dokumente/Buecher/WoT_9_-_Jim_Harries_-_New_Foundations_for_Appreciating_Africa.pdf
- To sign up to the free monthly Bulletin of the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission: write to email@example.com
- For further information on vulnerable mission: vulnerablemission.org
- Further articles and videos by Jim Harries relating to vulnerable mission: https://jimharries.academia.edu/research
Jim Harries (PhD Theology, University of Birmingham, UK) has worked in Bible teaching in East Africa since 1988. Based in Kenya, he cares for orphan children in his village home. His prime ministry is reaching indigenous churches using entirely indigenous languages (Swahili and Luo). He also engages in chaplaincy and theological teaching with the Coptic Orthodox Church. He chairs the Alliance for Vulnerable Mission. Jim, who is adjunct faculty at William Carey International University (California), believes more Western missionaries should do their ministry while avoiding Western languages and influence of outside donors.