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In this postgame, Martin and Greg reflect on the Season 2, Episode 3 interview with Eddie Gibbs. They discuss the tension between instrumental and theological interests in the definition of missiology, the value of advanced missiological education relative to relationality, the importance of not taking ourselves too seriously, and the difficulty of theological disagreements about core matters such as the Holy Spirit.

Your Host

Martin Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He holds a PhD in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological. His dissertation focuses on missiology at the intersection of postcolonial hybridity theory and late-modern leadership theory ...

In this episode, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Eddie Gibbs, retired Donald A. McGavran Professor Emeritus of Church Growth at Fuller Theological Seminary, to discuss his experiences with missiology. Gibbs shares about his experiences with and hopes for the future of missiology in Western cultures.

Our Guest

Edmund (Eddie) Gibbs is a professor emeritus in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, California) and a senior adviser to the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts. He occupied the Robert Munger Chair of Evangelism, after which he was the Donald A. McGavran Professor Emeritus of Church Growth. During the 1980s ...

This is the first of Missiology Podcasts book review episodes. Martin leaves aside our usual format for a discussion with Mark Lau Branson and Alan J. Roxburgh about their new book Leadership, God’s Agency, and Disruptions: Confronting Modernity’s Wager

The Book

Leaders in congregations and Christian organizations wrestle with an unraveling of the world in which they have little experience and training. While they are offered unending resources by experts on leadership, some with claims to biblical blueprints, the challenges seem mismatched to those methods. Branson and Roxburgh frame the situation as one in which “modernity’s wager”—the ...

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In this postgame, Martin and Greg reflect on the Season 2, Episode 2 interview with Wilbert Shenk. They discuss the use of thinkers whose major moral failings have come to light (such as John Howard Yoder's sexual abuse of students), the importance of Shenk's Anabaptist contributions to missional ecclesiology, and the meaning of his hope for mission to get a serious hearing in the theological education institution. Sadly, Dr. Shenk passed away on July 13, 2021, shortly after this episode was recorded.

Your Host

Martin Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He ...

In this episode, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Wilbert Shenk, retired Senior Professor of Mission History and Contemporary Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary to discuss his experiences with missiology. Shenk shares captivating anecdotes about his friendships with David Bosch and Lesslie Newbigin and laments the failure of the theological education establishment to take mission seriously.

Our Guest

Wilbert R. Shenk is Senior Professor of Mission History and Contemporary Culture, School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

Wilbert Shenk joined the School of Intercultural Studies faculty in 1995. He previously had experience as director of the Mission ...

In this postgame, Martin and Greg chop up the Season 2, Episode 1 interview with Charles and Marguerite Kraft. They discuss the status of anthropology in missiology today, the significance of Charles Kraft's Christianity and Culture, the relevance of the Krafts' emphasis on "power encounters," and more.

Your Host

Martin Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Practical Theology at Azusa Pacific University. He holds a PhD in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological. His dissertation focuses on missiology at the intersection of postcolonial hybridity theory and late-modern leadership theory. Since 2011, he has served as Family Life Minister at the Hollywood ...

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