Internationally renowned interpreter of the Old Testament ethics Rev. Dr. Chris Wright will be speaking at a mega-church in Hong Kong.
Sponsored by Langham Foundation Ltd and co-sponsored by Chinese Co-ordination of World Evangelism (CCCOWE), Hong Kong Church Renewal Movement, EFCC Yan Fook Church, and Fellowship of Evangelical Students (Hong Kong), the Langham Foundation Symposium: The Mission of God – Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2009.
Wright will argue that as evangelicals, it is important that we first understand the missional perspective of the whole Bible in relation to the whole counsel of God, - i.e. God’s purpose in creation, redemption, sovereignty and judgment.
“We need to see the big picture of God’s mission and how all parts of Scripture fits into its grand narrative. Only then can we grapple with the contemporary challenges from issues such as market economy, social injustice, distribution of resources and the ecological crisis,” said Wright, who is the chair of Theological Resource Panel on Tear Fund, chair of the Lausanne Theology Working Group which is involved in preparing for the third major congress in Cape Town for October 2010, and the designated Bible expositor for CCCOWE 2011.
Wright combines the commitment to listening openly to the Old Testament as Scripture and reflects how God’s Word to Israel can apply to believers in the twenty-first century struggling to make sense of our increasingly secular worldview.
That night, Rev. Dr. Carter Yu, President of China Graduate School of Theology and Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung, General Director, OMF International will give a response towards Wright’s message on the Mission of God.
About the Speaker:
Rev. Dr. Chris Wright has been appointed in 2001 as International Director of the Langham Partnership International, a group of ministries founded by Rev. Dr. John Stott and committed to equipping and resourcing Bible teachers for the church in the Majority World. During the 80’s, he taught for 5 years at the Union Biblical Seminary in India, and then returned to serve as Dean and subsequently Principal of All Nations Christian College in London. His publications range from four monographs on Old Testament ethics, two commentaries on Deuteronomy and Ezekiel, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament (Marshall Pickering 1992) and the Old Testament Ethics for God’s People (IVP 2005). His recent work, the Mission of God – Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative has been chosen by Christianity Today as the top title in the Mission / Global Affairs category in 2007.