2021 ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Communication(s) and Mission
The 2021 Rocky Mountain Evangelical Missiological Society’s regional meeting will be held on March 12. The meeting will be virtual via Zoom, allowing you to join from anywhere individually or as a group. This year we are making the regional meeting available at no cost (free), but you do need to register.
You do need to register in order to be sent the ZOOM link for the meeting.
Dr. Tom Steffen, a well-known missiologist and author, will be our plenary speaker. Following the plenary session there will be eight papers presented.
Title: Is it Time for The Return of Oral Hermeneutics?
Does oral hermeneutics offer Bible interpreters from Sunday schools to seminaries a model that renews and restores meaning that respects the narrative genre of Scripture and the pedagogical preferences of audiences around the world, resulting in growing wisdom, a different identity and added reverence for the King of kings? This address responds to the question: Is it time we recapture the ancient paradigm of orality as one of our hermeneutic tools for biblical studies?
Some of the topics that will be presented are:
- Does Modern Science Validate Islam?
- The Biblical Interconnection Between Racial Unity and Missiological Purpose: Why the Two Are Related
and Practical Implications for a Divided Society.
- Why Asians among the World Religions are Following Jesus
- Changing Lives Inside a Prison: Advancing Christ’s Mission Through Education
- The Making of an Evangelist
- Integrating Critical and Relational Realism through Story
Our regional meeting will start at 9 AM on March 12 and run through 1 PM. EMS is now publishing a journal. The first issue (Short-Term Mission: New Trends and Research) is already up and ready to read at https://journal-ems.org. Feel free to download and read the excellent articles. I look forward to seeing you virtually at the EMS regional meeting. Let me know if you have any questions.
Vice President EMS Rocky Mountains Region
Martin Shaw, D.Miss.
The Rocky Mountains Region covers the following states: