”˜Our personal stories indicate our experience of the transformative power of the biblical text.’
Gathering in Salt Rock, Durban, South Africa, 15-18 November 2010, members of the Steering Group of The Bible in the Life of the Church project were encouraged to hear about the work accomplished so far in regional groups and enjoyed making plans for the next phase.
During 2010, regional and user groups linked to this project have explored how we, as Anglicans, read the Bible, using the Fifth Mark of Mission of the Anglican Communion as our starting point. The Fifth Mark, which commits Anglicans ”˜to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth’, was chosen as our initial case study because it relates to a major concern in our world today. It is also a topic for which, at least until recently, biblical resources have not been sufficiently explored.