Newbigin House of Studies Gathering

Thank you to all of our guests who braved the heavy rain on Thursday, November 20 to attend the Newbigin House of Studies Gathering at the Century Club of California with special guest Professor Paul Weston.
Our evening began with a wine & appetizer reception with jazz piano by Adam Shulman.  Dr. Scot Sherman began our time with introductions of the two newest Newbigin House of Studies staff members, Dr. Peter Choi, and Dr. Kevin Adams. Professor Paul Weston then spoke about the work of Lesslie Newbigin.
Some of you are familiar with the life-story of Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998). For nearly forty years he served as a missionary to India and also as a leader in the global movement for Christian unity. He is most well-known today for the work he did during his “retirement,” the last 25 years of his life. After returning to England in 1974, Newbigin went on to write 15 books and 160 articles exploring the missionary challenges facing the church in the West (i.e., Europe and the United States). He tirelessly led a movement to help churches rediscover their missionary vocation, their call to exist for the sake of others and not just for themselves. More particularly, Newbigin challenged church leaders to get serious about coming alongside church members to strengthen and support them for their public lives in the world. It’s no wonder that the Fellows program is named in his honor!
Audio of this presentation is now available here. Enjoy!
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