'Mission and Bible Translation'


Edinburgh theological seminary | Chalmers Hall | 9.00am - 1.00pm

ETS holds four World Mission Days within the academic session. These days, two per semester, are set aside to hear God’s word, explore issues in mission, and spend time in prayer together as staff, students and interested friends.

The next World Mission Day is due to take place on Wednesday 18 September. The day will focus on the topic ‘Mission and Bible Translation’.

The programme begins at 9.00am with a welcome and introduction from Dr Alistair Wilson, Coordinator of the ETS Centre for Mission, followed by a sermon by Dr Derek Newton (OMF).

There will then be two sessions on issues relating to Bible translation: Dr Eddie Arthur from Wycliffe Bible Translators will speak on ‘A Tale of Two Translations: Comparing the Authorised Version and a Modern Missionary Translation’ and Sue Arthur, also from Wycliffe Bible Translators, will speak on ‘Supporting Volunteer Translators in Madagascar’.

The day will conclude with time to pray together for world mission, finishing by 1.00pm. Those who are able to wait can share lunch together (visitors please make your own arrangements), and a short time of worship, finishing by 1.45pm.

While the World Mission Days are primarily directed towards the ETS staff and student body, we encourage interested friends to join us, and particularly those who are, or have been, involved in various forms of mission. Please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or by using the form below if you hope to attend so that we can ensure that there is sufficient space.

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