Welcome to the Jim Harries' Mission
The good news of Jesus Christ, is that those who believe in him "shall not perish but have everlasting life". The shedding of the blood of Christ on the cross is forgiveness of sins for all those who believe in him.
That amazing news dominates my life. It is news that is hard to take on board. Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to believe in. It is easy to doubt that we have been truly forgiven. Christ said "Come to me, you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (In the Bible, the Gospel about Jesus that was written by Matthew, Chapter 11 verse 28).
That fantastic news changed the world, and continues to challenge me deeply and continually. Surely that is news that I cannot keep to myself? Wouldn't that be selfish? Good news needs to be spread. (See the Luo Language Bible.)
That's the motivation behind my work in Africa, and the motivation behind this web site.
I hope you enjoy exploring the site.
Magic, Divine Revelation and Translation in Global Theological Education Today; with a focus on Africa.
Presentation given at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, USA, October 31, 2013.
Audio recording of Jim Harries' presentation at GIAL
(Global Institute of Applied Linguistics), Dallas, Texas on 3rd October 2013 entitled:
The Talk leads the Way (Astray): Mission and Development in Africa Today.
24th September 2013
Vulnerable Mission Workshop held in California, USA.
14th to 16th November 2013
Vulnerable Mission Conference held in Norwich, UK.
For FULL information on these conferences, including brochure, fliers, speaker information and programme etc.
please see VULNERABLE MISSION.
Communication in Mission and Development Relating to the Church in Africa by Jim Harries.
Available at: Wipf and Stock Publishers..
Three Days in the Life of an African Christian Villager by Jim Harries.
Available at: authorsonline.
Theory to Practice in Vulnerable Mission: An Academic Appraisal by Jim Harries.
Available at: Wipf and Stock Publishers.
A list of all the articles that Jim has written with abstracts, publishing information and details of availability.
The Lecture at Eastern University
On October 18, 2010, Jim addressed the students of the School of Leadership and Development
at Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, Saint Davids, PA.
Second-video. Why indigenous languages? Jim Harries argues that the Use of African Languages
in African Church and Society is a necessity. (Best viewed after the Eastern video above.)
An Interview with Jim. (Posted October 1, 2010)
Contributions to Vulnerable Mission at the Lausanne conversation site (Up to October 2010)
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