Contemporary and Mission Studies

The Society for Biblical Studies is the leader in this field of study. Its founder and Executive Director, Peter J. Miano, pioneered the unique blend of mission experience and biblical study that we offer our participants.

Through these programs, the words of the Bible come alive as faith is put into action. Like all our program areas, this program area includes an overview of the Bible and contemporary biblical scholarship. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of the biblical faith to the world we live in and the application of the biblical faith in and for the world. In particular, we introduce "moral critique" of the Bible, i.e., the examination of value systems presumed by and expressed in biblical texts. We study models of 19th and 20th century mission, the ingredients of effective mission, biblical foundations of mission in specific contemporary contexts. Opportunities for hands-on service and other immersion experiences are offered. S.B.S. places more volunteers in service than any other study travel organization.

BIBLICAL STUDIES AND ARCHAEOLOGY

CONTEMPORARY AND MISSION STUDIES

INTER-RELIGIOUS STUDIES

PASTORAL STUDIES