Surveying ecological disasters around the world, Visiting Researcher Kapya Kaoma delivered sharp warnings that an earth-theology must be developed, or we will be “killing our children’s children.” Dr. Kaoma delivered his message during the Gunther Wittenberg Lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Ujamaa Centre in South Africa. His entire lecture has been made through Critical Investigations into Humanitarianism […]
In the fall of 2017, Dr. Dana L. Robert will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Leibniz Institute of European History in Mainz, Germany. While there, she will also address the Roman Catholic and Protestant Missiological Societies on Transnational Misionary Movements. On the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the two societies will meet together for the […]
In Global Renewal Christianity: Spirit-Empowered Movements, Past, Present, and Future, vol 3: Africa and Diaspora, Nimi Wariboko surveys the everyday theology of West African Pentecostals. It is an opportunity to explore what Pentecostal faith looks like in Africa at home, work, among the family, and church.
North American students wanting to study at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, Switzerland, may apply for the Eugene Carson Blake Scholarship. The scholarship covers the costs of attendance. It does not cover travel expenses or personal spending. Priority will be given to students under 40 who have at least an undergraduate degree in theology or […]
In his most recent article on “The Action of Christian Buildings on their Chinese Environment,” Michel Chambon describes how Christian church structures in Fujian shape the faith of those who gather inside, as well as what they communicate to those who only peer at the buildings from outside. He argues that buildings are actors which make the […]
Princeton Theological Seminary is organizing an international, interdisciplinary conference on the direction of World Christianity from January 18-20, 2018. The last few decades mark a significant watershed in the study of World Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Most scholarship now characterizes World Christianity as a ‘polycentric’ […]
June 29 – July 1, the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of Christian Mission and World Christianity met in New Haven, Connecticut. The topic addressed at this annual meeting was “Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity.” It was the largest gathering in the group’s history, which included a significant […]
At the 99th meeting of the Eastern Fellowship of Professors of Mission, Laura Chevalier and Tyler Lenocker addressed the future of mission education. Ms. Chevalier spoke about teaching in Christian Liberal Arts colleges. Mr. Lenocker encouraged an interdisciplinary approach to mission. Both their presentations were printed in the International Bulletin of Mission Research.
On June 17th, Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Missiology. She was recognized for her many contributions to mission studies, including her pioneering studies on women and mission, her work on the global expansion of Christianity, and for uncovering […]
Anabaptist Witness In an age when environmental disasters and political discussions of climate change are a daily presence in the news cycle, the voice and actions of the church related to environmental issues has become even more urgent. Many mission efforts, both local and international, address environmental issues including climate change, environmental justice, and sustainable […]