An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Lecturer: Todd M. Johnson
Panelists: Joel Carpenter and Dana L. Robert
Description: Todd M. Johnson, the Director for the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, gives a dynamic overview of the phenomenon of Global Christianity.
Lecturer: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
Panelists: John Samuel Mbiti and Marc Canner
Description: An introductory lecture in which Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, former General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America, examines six categories of change that have recently occurred within world Christianity.
Lecturer: Gene Green
Panelists: David Ngong, Randy Woodley, and Craig Ott
Description: An introductory lecture in which Gene Green of Wheaton College discusses the presence of self-theologizing in world Christianity.
Lecturer: Jonathan J. Armstrong
Panelists: Allen L. Yeh, Byron D. Klaus, and Darren C. Marks
Description: If we live in the era of World Christianity today, when did this period begin? This lecture examines six possible beginning points for the era of world Christianity and evaluates each historiographical proposal.
Lecturer: Vilma Balmaceda
Panelists: Govert Buijs and Valdir Steuernagel
Description: This lecture covers the geographical theme of Christianity in Latin America and is delivered by Vilma Balmaceda, Professor of Political Science at NYACK College. The lecture looks specifically at the interplay between evangelism and social justice in a Latin American context.
Lecturer: Juan Martínez
Panelists: Octavio Esqueda and Daniel Miller
Description: Juan Martínez, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary, provides an insightful analysis of the Christian demographics and theological trajectories of Latin America.
Lecturer: Kevin Xiyi Yao
Panelists: Katharine Wiegele and Timothy Sisk
Description: This lecture touches on the geographical theme of Christianity in Asia and is presented by Kevin Xiyi Yao of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The presentation specifically covers the arrival of the Protestant Church in China and focuses primarily on the 1980s onward.
Lecturer: Sebastian Kim
Panelist: Daniel Bays
Description: Sebastian Kim, Chair in Theology and Public Life in the Faculty of Education and Theology at York St John University, explores the boundaries of theological inculturalization in the context of Asia.
Lecturer: Kostake Milkov
Panelist: Corneliu Constantineanu
Description: This lecture covers the geographical theme of Christianity in Europe and is delivered by Kostake Milkov, Director of the Balkan Institute for Faith and Culture. Dr. Milkov speaks specifically about the history and doctrinal development of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Lecturer: Mark Noll
Panelists: Rolf Hille and Richard Lints
Description: This lecture covers the geographical theme of Christianity in North America and is delivered by Mark Noll of Notre Dame University. Dr. Noll briefly examines three aspects of North America's historical involvement in world Christianity.
Lecturer: Michael Jensen
Panelists: Chul-Hae Kim, Sin-Pan Daniel Ho, and Calvin Chong
Description: This lecture touches on the systematic theme of Scripture and is delivered by Michael Jensen, Lecturer in Doctrine and Church History at Moore Theological College. In his presentation, Dr. Jensen defends the perspicuity, that is the clarity, of the Bible.
Lecturer: Bill Mounce
Panelist: Takanori Kobayashi
Description: This presentation covers the systematic theme of Scripture and is delivered by Bill Mounce, President and Founder of BiblicalTraining.org. In his lecture, Dr. Mounce defends the inspiration of Scripture against commonly employed attacks.
Lecturer: Christopher Wright
Panelists: Samuel Ngewa and Josh Malone
Description: This presentation touches on the systematic theme of Jesus Christ and is delivered by Christopher Wright, International Ministries Director of the Langham Partnership. Dr. Wright herein addresses what makes Jesus Christ unique in the midst of the world religious stage.
Lecturer: Darrell Bock
Description: Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, demonstrates the reliability of the witness to Jesus Christ in the Gospels.
Lecturers: Edmund Rybarczyk and Douglas Petersen
Panelists: Edmund Rybarczyk and Douglas Petersen
Description: This lecture touches on the systematic theme of the Holy Spirit and is presented by Edmund Rybarczyk and Douglas Petersen of Vanguard University. In this presentation, Dr. Rybarczyk and Dr. Petersen discuss the distinctives of Pentecostal thought regarding doctrine, practice, and especially the role of the Holy Spirit.
Lecturer: Allan Anderson
Panelist: Clifton R. Clarke
Description: This presentation covers the systematic theme of the Holy Spirit and is delivered by Allan Anderson, Professor of Mission and Pentecostal Studies at the University of Birmingham. Dr. Anderson herein describes the origins, spread, and emphases of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity.
Lecturer: Gordon T. Smith
Panelists: Todd E. Johnson, John R. Stephenson, and Gregg Quiggle
Description: This lecture covers the systematic theme of the sacraments and is presented by Gordon T. Smith, President of Ambrose University College. Dr. Smith speaks on the nature and function of the two sacraments instituted by Jesus: baptism and communion.
Lecturer: Jonathan Armstrong
Panelist: Matt Jensen
Description: This lecture covers the systematic theme of the sacraments and is delivered by Jonathan Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane. In his presentation, Dr. Armstrong outlines and critically evaluates Avery Cardinal Dulles' proposal for "the Church as a sacrament."
Lecturer: Chris Sugden
Panelist: Junias Venugopal
Description: This presentation covers the systematic theme of missions and is delivered by Chris Sugden, Executive Secretary of Anglican Mainstream. Dr. Sugden examines the kingdom of God and social change, as well as how ministry ought to be done in the context of poverty.
Lecturer: Allen L. Yeh
Panelists: Alexei Gorbachev and Janel Bakker
Description: This lecture touches on the systematic theme of missions and is given by Allen Yeh of Biola University. In his presentation, Dr. Yeh explains five characteristics of Evangelical missions.