In 2022, my plan for reading is a little more thematic than numerical. I’m hoping to make more of a reading “outline”.
One of my hopes is to read through as much as I can about Lesslie Newbiggin
. I came across his work accidentally but his story is compelling;
Newbigin was born in England and ordained by the Church of Scotland in 1936. He served as a missionary and bishop in India for almost 40 years. Then he and his wife returned to England (overland) in 1974 and upon settling back in the UK recognised how far western culture had moved from, what might be called, a Christian worldview. He refused the idea that the secular context was a purely neutral affair where religion was a private affair. He picked up the biblical theme of worship to acknowledge that everyone worships (or gives ultimate value) to something, and that is what they worship. So Christians have a task to reflect on what the surrounding culture worships and engage that reality missionally.
So, here we go, first up, the top 3 and then the rest…