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.
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, he worked closely with the Billy Graham Association, serving as Nation Training Director for six Billy Graham missions in England during that time. His seminars for church leaders about leadership in the emerging church have been held in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway, Australia, South Africa, and around the United States. Gibbs has also written several books, including Good News Is for Sharing, Ten Growing Churches, In Name Only, ChurchNext, LeadershipNext, and (with Ryan Bolger) Emerging Churches.
Lesslie Newbigin. Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.
Eddie Gibbs. ChurchNext: Quantum Changes in How We Do Ministry. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2000.
Eddie Gibbs. LeadershipNext: Changing Leaders in a Changing Culture. Downers Grove, IL: IVP: 2005.