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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.

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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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In the first episode of season 2, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Charles (Chuck) Kraft, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication at Fuller Theological Seminary, and his wife Marguerite (Meg) Kraft, Professor Emerita of Intercultural Studies at Biola University, to discuss their experiences with missiology.

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Charles H. Kraft is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Intercultural Communication in the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and Vice-President of Hearts Set Free Ministries, where he conducts seminars on spiritual warfare, healing, and deliverance.

Marguerite Kraft is Professor Emerita of Intercultural Studies in the Cook School of Intercultural Studies ...

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What difference does missional theology make for the practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI)? Is AI realistic enough to deal with serious problems? How might AI approach issues like systemic racism? Why does Missiology Podcast make use of AI methodology in its interviews? And what's on the lineup for our second season?

Podcast host Martin Rodriguez and producer Greg McKinzie discuss these and other questions as they reflect on Season 1, Episode 7, "With Mark Lau Branson."​​​​​​​

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Martin Rodriguez is a doctoral student of intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, writing on missiology at the intersection of postcolonial hybridity ...

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In the final episode of season 1, host Martin Rodriguez sits down with Mark Lau Branson, Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity at Fuller Theological Seminary, to discuss his experiences with the qualitative research method known as appreciate inquiry (AI)—which has been Martin's approach in the preceding Missiology Podcast interviews. Dr. Branson shares how he became involved with AI, how it works, and why it is such a powerful tool for congregational transformation.

Our Guest

Mark Lau Branson has taught at Fuller since 2000. He teaches courses in congregational leadership and community engagement. In addition, he ...

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