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Martin and Greg reflect on the episode #37 interview with Kate Blakely. They discuss the significance of missionary experiences for missiologists, the comically missionary notion of "rest," the love of otherness, attentiveness to our engagement with others, the contrast between early-career and seasoned missiologists, the need for reflection on race in missiology, and the value of Western missiology for World Christian missions.

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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 ...

Martin Rodriguez sits down with Kate Blakely, an early-career missiologist currently living in Moldova. They discuss her experiences studying and teaching missiology, why the field matters, and her hopes for its future. 

Our Guest

Currently, Kate Blakely is in a season of rest. After teaching fulltime for several years while finishing most of a doctorate in contextual theology (Northern Seminary, Lombard, IL), she delights in the freedom to allow ideas simmer on "low heat." 

Before moving to Moldova, Kate taught fulltime at Great Lakes Christian College (Lansing, MI) as professor of cross-cultural ministry. She developed courses to champion ...

Martin and Greg talk with Charles Kiser and Elaine Heath, the authors of Trauma-Informed Evangelism: Cultivating Communities of Wounded Healers. They discuss the experiences that gave rise to the book, the meaning of trauma, the authors' understanding of discipleship and evangelism, and what drawing ethical boundaries has to do with traumatizing others.

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Charles Kiser is a pastor and theologian with Storyline Christian Community in Dallas, Texas, a network of missional communities he helped to form. He is passionate about creative expressions of Christian community, contemplative spirituality, and healing spiritual trauma. Kiser has a DMin in Contextual Theology from ...

Martin and Greg reflect on the episode #34 interview with Roger Schroeder. They discuss some of Martin's experiences as a missionary kid, the question "Is teaching mission?," the complexities of relating to cultural others, what the mysterious "sex soup" mentioned in the interview represents, and the importance of the prophetic dialogue model.

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 ...

Martin Rodriguez sits down with Roger Schroeder, professor of intercultural studies and ministry at Catholic Theological Union. Schroeder reflects on his experiences in mission, identifies his contributions to missiology, and shares his hopes for its future.

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Roger Schroeder, professor of intercultural studies and ministry at Catholic Theological Union, has been committed to research, teaching, writing, mentoring, and practice in the area of mission and intercultural ministry from the perspectives of post-Vatican II developments, most recently under the inspiration of Pope Francis. He published a revised and expanded edition of his book What is the Mission of the Church? A ...

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." 

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Martin ...