牛津事工

Dear Brothers and sisters:

It is with a heart of gratitude and praise to our Lord Jesus Christ that I am sharing with you this opportunity which the Lord has opened to us - the opportunity to set up the Oxford Centre For The Studies of Chinese Christianity in the University of Oxford, one of the leading universities in the world with a history of more than nine hundred years.
This Centre is not an ordinary theological school, it is a research Centre with the following mission to:

  • Spearhead the development of Christian theology for the context of Chinese culture and humanities.
  • Nurture top biblical scholars and theologians, including postgraduate and postdoctoral as well as senior visiting scholars.
  • Foster and enrich Sino-Western, trans-religious, cross-denominational dialogue and cooperation in theological scholarship.

 

The vision of the Centre which the Lord has put in our heart is:

  • To be the leading global Centre for the study of Christianity in China fueling wide spread development of theological scholarship for the Chinese context.

We believe that this Centre will make significant contribution to the next wave of Christianity growth in the Chinese speaking world. It will also contribute directly or indirectly to the training of Chinese pastors.
I have discussed the setting up of this Centre with the Board Chair of the Faculty of Theology and Religion and Chancellor of Oxford University in the last two months and have received their passionate support. I believe the Lord has opened the door.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity - an opportunity to build something that has never been done before in the history of Chinese Christendom. It is an opportunity that will spearhead the development of Chinese theology in the next 50 to 100 years and beyond.
Today, we are uniquely positioned - to see this vision and have the ability to respond to His calling to pursue this vision. This is a historic moment. This is of strategic importance. Please join us in prayer. If you felt led to want to contribute financially and make an impact that will bless many generations to come, please do so according to your ability.
Yours Faithfully,
Jonathan Li

主内亲爱的弟兄姐妹们:
怀着对我们的主耶稣基督满心的感恩与赞美,在此,我何等盼望与你们分享主正在为我们开启的一个宣教事工的机会,即,在英国牛津大学内,设立中国基督教研究中心。而牛津大学,拥有近千年的悠久历史,是全球顶级学府之一,盛名享誉世界。
这一即建中心,将不会是一所平素常见的神学院,其研究方向将致力于以下使命:

  • 领跑基督教神学在中国文化与人文领域的深度发展;
  • 培育一流圣经学者与神学家,包括神学博士、博士后研究员及资深访问学者;
  • 促成并丰富神学研究中跨中西、跨宗教、跨教派间对话与协作。

 

主为我们赐下了的愿景:

  • 成为世界顶级的中国基督教研究中心,带动世界范围内中国语境下神学研究的广博发展。

我们深信,这一中心必将为下一波基督教在华语世界的增长作出重大贡献。它也将直接或间接地为针对中国牧师的培养培育而贡献力量。
在过去两个月中,我已与牛津大学校监和牛津大学神学院教授团主席关于设立此中心进行了讨论,并得到他们的热烈支持。我相信,这扇门,主已经为我们打开。
这无疑是一生只有一次的特殊机遇。这一机会,将构建在中国基督教历史中尚未做成的基业;这一机会,将领跑中国神学在未来50年至100年及以后的持久发展。也必定影响整个中国基督教发展的生态。
今天,我们正站在这个旷古无两的机遇之下,我们看见这一愿景,我们也愿回应主的呼召并去努力实现它。这是一个历史性的时刻。它具有独特的战略性意义。恳请你以祷告加入我们。如果你受感愿意做出财务奉献支持、影响和祝福以后的世代,愿你照着你的能力竭诚而行。
祝安,
李洁人 牧师
为 要 成 全 圣 徒 , 各 尽 其 职 , 建 立 基 督 的 身 体
以 弗 所 書 4:12