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The Honor-Shame Conference: Reconciling the Nations

The conference will be June 8–10, 2020 at Wheaton College (near Chicago). Please mark your calendars!

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In this episode, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Paul Hertig, professor of global studies at Azusa Pacific University, to discuss his experiences in missiology and his hopes for its future.

Our Guest

Paul Hertig is professor of global studies at Azusa Pacific University and directs the Los Angeles Term program, an urban semester in which students study experientially, engage in internships, and live cross-culturally with host families in Los Angeles. Over the years, he has taught an experiential course in intercultural communication for a small group of APU students in Chiang Mai, Thailand, near its northern border, exploring the dynamics of immigration in an international context, sustainable agroforestry among displaced indigenous people, the plight of refugees, the globalization of trade, and human trafficking. He authored the book Matthew’s Narrative Use of Galilee in the Multicultural and Missiological Journeys of Jesus (Edwin Mellen Press, 1998) and coedited three books with Robert Gallagher, including Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context (Orbis Books, 2004); Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity (Orbis Books, 2013); and Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations (Orbis Books, 2017).

Publications Mentioned

  • Virgilio P. Elizondo. Galilean Journey: The Mexican-American Promise. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1983.
  • Donald B. Kraybill. The Upside-down Kingdom. Christian Peace Shelf Series. Harrisonburg, VA: Herald Press, 1978.
  • Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds. Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.
  •  Paul Hertig, Young Lee Hertig, Sarita D. Gallagher, and Robert L. Gallagher. Breaking Through the Boundaries: Biblical Perspectives on Mission from the Outside In. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, (forthcoming).
  • Rogert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds. Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017.


Hosted by Martin Rodriguez

Produced by Greg McKinzie

Raiser, Konrad (Author)
WCC Publications
Ecumenism, History & Biography, Missions & Missiology

 Talbot School of Theology

Master's Degrees 

Master of Divinity (Missions and Intercultural Studies)