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82.4 - Soong-Chan Rah on Generational Dynamics in the Church
In his lecture “Navigating the Generations,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah examined the sociocultural factors at play across generations within immigrant churches—with a specific look at the Asian North American church.
In response, Sunoko Lin and Timothy K. Park discussed the generational divides in Asian Immigrant churches.
At the time of recording, Soong-Chan Rah was the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary, Sunoko Lin was pastor of Maranatha Christian Fellowship, and Timothy K. Park was professor of Asian mission and director of Korean Studies at Fuller Seminary.
82.3 - Soong-Chan Rah on Suffering and Celebration
In his lecture “Suffering and Celebration,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke on the multicultural church’s need for intersecting theologies of both suffering and celebration.
In response, Ryan K. Bolger and Juan Martínez discussed the problems of American church growth and the varying Christian narratives told in churches.
At the time of recording, Soong-Chan Rah was the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary, Ryan K. Bolger was associate professor of church in contemporary culture, and Juan Martínez was associate provost for diversity and international programs and associate professor of Hispanic studies and pastoral leadership.
82.2 - Soong-Chan Rah on Cultural Intelligence
In his lecture “Cultural Intelligence and the Multicultural Church,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah explained how power and cultural incompetence in majority cultures breeds an oppressive otherness, in the world and in the church, in particular.
In response, Kevin Haah, Craig Hendrickson, and Roberta King offered perspectives on leading congregations and communities in developing cultural intelligence.
At the time of recording, Soong-Chan Rah was the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary, Kevin Haah was pastor of New City Church in LA, Craig Hendrickson was pastor of Living Hope in New York City, and Roberta King was assistant professor of communication and ethnomusicology at Fuller Seminary.
82.1 - Soong-Chan Rah on Western Cultural Captivity
In his message at Fuller’s All-Seminary Chapel, Soong-Chan Rah reflected on Acts 15 and asked how the Western Church might move from its captivity to culture and toward deeper commitment to Christ.
This lecture was delivered at Fuller’s 2012 Missiology Lectures. At the time of recording, Soong-Chan Rah was the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary.
81.1 - Willie Jennings on Shared Perceiving
In his lecture “The Path of Shared Perceiving,” Willie Jennings speaks of how a Christian doctrine of creation requires a shared work, between Jewish and Gentile believers, of perceiving a world of belonging and interconnectedness with all creatures.
In response, Oscar García-Johnson says a deconstruction of our current doctrines of creation is the needed beginning for a new Christian vision of creation; Vince Bantu reflects on the importance of claiming—and not running from—our diverse and distinct names and identities before God; and Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen proposes a more cosmic doctrine of creation that resists an overly anthropocentric focus.
Willie Jennings is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School. Oscar García-Johnson is academic dean for the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community and associate professor of theology and Latino/a studies. Vince Bantu is assistant professor of church history and Black church studies. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is professor of systematic theology.
81.2 - Willie Jennings on Building Home
In his lecture “Perceiving, Dwelling, and Creating Communion,” Willie Jennings warns against commodification and objectification, and looks to how we might move toward a life of communion and reciprocity.
In response, Sebastian Kim hopes for a more expansive doctrine of creation that draws on the wisdom of eco-feminist theology and looks to the interconnectedness of all creatures in the created world; Mark Lau Branson reflects on how we must perceive the creator and creation through the many eyes of others in order to dwell in communion and reciprocity; and Erin Dufault-Hunter reflects on the work it takes to be transformed to neighborliness—while naming the beauty and grace that comes with it.
Willie Jennings is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale Divinity School. Sebastian Kim is academic dean for the Korean Center and the Robert Wiley Professor of Renewal and Public Life. Mark Lau Branson is the Homer L. Goddard Professor of the Ministry of the Laity. Erin Dufault-Hunter is associate professor of Christian ethics.