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Martin and Greg chat with Alan Roxburgh and Jenny Sinclair at the Leaving Egypt podcast. They discuss how the churches have been affected by modernity, and how mission needs to change. Sharing the disorientation they encounter among church leaders, they explore the tension between missiological scholarship and relationships with real people.

Alan J. Roxburgh is founder of The Missional Network, and a widely published, leading theologian and experienced pastor who has been shaped by the work of Lesslie Newbigin. Alan lives in Vancouver, Canada, though he grew up in Liverpool - a place that taught him to be suspicious of authority ...

Martin Rodriguez sits down with Michael Rynkiewich, retired professor of anthropology. They discuss his experiences as a missionary and anthropologist in the Pacific Islands, his contrubtions to missiology as a scholar and professor, and the future of the field in our rapidly changing world.

Our Guest

Michael A. Rynkiewich, PhD, is retired from his roles as professor of anthropology at the E. Stanley Jones School of Mission and Evangelism and as director of postgraduate studies, both at Asbury Theological Seminary. His book, Soul, Self, and Society: A Postmodern Anthropology for Mission in a Postcolonial World (2012) received Christianity Today’s Merit ...

Martin and Greg reflect on the episode #39 interview with Craig Van Gelder. They discuss the role of personality in theological work, the significance of vocational in-between periods, the challenge of relating the every-day to God's mission, tensions in North American missiology, problematic missioloigcal terminology, missional parenting, 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 ...

Martin Rodriguez sits down with Craig Van Gelder, professor emeritus of congregational mission at Luther Seminary. They discuss his experiences as a North American missiologist and church consultant who has made major contributions to missional ecclesiology, especially in the areas of cultural analysis, missional imagination, and pneumatology.

Our Guest

Craig Van Gelder served as tenured professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN, having taken this position in 1998 following ten years as professor of domestic missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. Ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1984 and the Christian ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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