#33 – Miriam Adeney Postgame

Martin and Greg reflect on the episode #32 interview with Miriam Adeney. They discuss the importance and difficulty of increasing female representation in missiology. Then they break down Dr. Adeney's seven hopes for the future of the field. Along they way, they ponder what counts as tangential matters for missiology, the need for Christians to stay home and learn a neighbor's language instead of doing short-term missions, and the relevance of Dr. Adeney's comments about the relationship between global and local for the controversy over country musician Jason Aldean's "Try That in a Small Town." 

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 Church of Christ (Hollywood, CA, USA). Before this, he served for five years as a missionary in China where he mentored emerging leaders and partnered with Chinese leaders to plant three churches. Martin also holds an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and a degree in Religion and International Studies from Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA, USA). He is also a content editor of Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis and a member of the missiology.com team.

Your Producer

Greg McKinzie is the missions minister of the Stones River Church (Murfreesboro, TN), an affiliate assistant professor at Fuller Theological Seminary, the executive editor of Missio Dei: A Journal of Missional Theology and Praxis, and the lead administrator of missiology.com. He holds a PhD in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. From 2008 to 2015, he served in Arequipa, Peru, as a partner in holistic evangelism with Team Arequipa and The Christian Urban Development Association. Greg holds an MDiv from Harding School of Theology (Memphis, TN, USA) and a BA in missions from Harding University (Searcy, AR, USA).