Further on the theme of integration, Ross Langmead of Whitley College writes about learning that seeks to integrate the theological disciplines with mission practice:

“We have a unit designed for the concluding year of a theology degree, called Integrating Theological Study. It invites students to search for an integrating metaphor or image and explore what study has meant for them and where it might lead them. It allows for assignments in the form of art and music, combined with theological reflection.”

Follow the above link to check out details of this unit from the Whitley College web site.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Images: An udderly down to earth integrating metaphor for rural mission in Australia with opportunity for local field work and possessing an international dimension.

Here is a related integrating metaphor that needs to be kept in mind with many activities which lack a theology but yet happen in the name of ‘mission’.