On Mission with Chris Wright features conversations with Christian leaders around the Majority World. Chris Wright is a noted theologian and author of The Mission of God. Each week, Chris helps listeners discover how much wisdom the church in the west has to gain from their sisters and brothers in villages and towns around the world.
Angukali Rotokha: A Legacy of Christianity in South Asia
Dr. Angukali Rotokha is an emerging Old Testament scholar from a sensitive South Asian country who recently received her PhD with support from Langham. As a female theological leader, Angu is a pioneering voice for the church in South Asia. She recently co-edited "Exploring the Old Testament in Asia," the first evangelical Old Testament textbook written both from and for an Asian cultural context. In her conversation with Chris, Angu shares about her roots in a particular corner of South Asia, where Christianity is the majority religion. She also discusses how reading the Old Testament through a South Asian lens can help readers feel closer to a deeply relevant, yet often misunderstood, part of the Bible.
Patrick Fung: The Gospel Frontiers of East Asia
For almost 20 years, Dr. Patrick Fung has served as the General Director of OMF International, a missions organization focused on demonstrating and proclaiming the good news of the gospel to over 100 people groups in East Asia. From his home in Singapore, Patrick has also been heavily involved in the Lausanne Movement—previously serving on its board of directors, and currently serving as Program Chair for the upcoming Lausanne Congress in Seoul, South Korea in 2024. In his conversation with Chris, Patrick shares about the legacy of early missionaries to East Asia, the encouraging growth of the church there today, and some captivating insights on how the global church can and should work together in partnership.
Bernardo Cho: The Plot of Salvation
Dr. Bernardo Cho is a Korean-Brazilian pastor, author, and theological educator who received his PhD with support from Langham. Bernardo lives and serves in the bustling, vibrant, diverse, and densely populated city of São Paulo, Brazil—home to more than 12 million people. In his conversation with Chris, Bernardo shares about leading a growing and diverse church plant in the heart of the city, the unique opportunities and challenges of being “on mission” in a city like São Paulo, and his newest book, "The Plot of Salvation"—a collection of sermons that lays out the history of salvation as communicated through the entirety of Scripture, from creation to new creation.
Roman Soloviy: Frontline Faithfulness in Ukraine
Dr. Roman Soloviy is a Ukrainian theological leader who lives and serves in the city of Lviv. Roman is the Director of the Eastern European Institute of Theology, editor-in-chief of "Theological Reflections: Eastern European Journal of Theology," a chief editor of the book series “Contemporary Protestant Theology,” and a regional commissioning editor for Langham Literature. Since the Russian invasion began in February of 2022, Roman has remained in Lviv and continues to serve the church on the frontlines in Ukraine. In his conversation with Chris, Roman shares an update on the current situation in Lviv, stories of desperation and hope from the Ukrainian church, and the many ways the global church can continue to lift up Ukraine in prayer.
This conversation was recorded on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022.
Chawkat Moucarry (Pt. 2): Islam on Trial
Dr. Chawkat Moucarry, an Arab Christian from Syria, developed a passion from a young age to build bridges of understanding between Christians and Muslims. His work with university student ministries, World Vision International, and Veritas Forum in France—where he lives and serves today—has all been focused on promoting interfaith dialogue built on relationship. Chawkat is the author of several books that explore these topics, including his most recent, "Islam on Trial: Globalization, Islamism, and Christianity." In part two of his conversation with Chris, they discuss Chawkat’s new book, which provides non-Muslims with a foundation for understanding Muslim faith and practice, and highlights shared common ground between Christianity and Islam. They also touch on the nuanced religious landscape of France, where Chawkat lives and serves.
To learn more about and purchase Dr. Chawkat Moucarry's newest book, "Islam on Trial," visit: langhamliterature.org/islam-on-trial
Chawkat Moucarry (Pt. 1): Seeing God in the 'Other'
Dr. Chawkat Moucarry, an Arab Christian from Syria, developed a passion from a young age to build bridges of understanding between Christians and Muslims. His work with university student ministries, World Vision International, and Veritas Forum in France—where he lives and serves today—has all been focused on promoting interfaith dialogue built on relationship. Chawkat is the author of several books that explore these topics, including his most recent, "Islam on Trial: Globalization, Islamism, and Christianity." In part one of his conversation with Chris, he shares about growing up as a Christian in the Middle East, his compassionate approach to apologetics, and how his background spurred on his desire to seek mutual understanding and respect between Christians and Muslims.
To learn more about and purchase Dr. Chawkat Moucarry's newest book, "Islam on Trial," visit: https://langhamliterature.org/islam-on-trial
Excellent source of information for those interested in God’s global church.
Be prepared to have your vision of God’s work in the world enriched by this podcast.
Christianity in the Broader Perspective
These conversations have helped to open my eyes to a broader, richer and fuller view of the Christian faith and tradition.
As an Indian church planter among a huge South Asian diaspora in New York City , this podcast is a goldmine. Dr. Wright’s books have been very influential in my understanding of God’s mission. Not only has he lived, ministered and taught as a respected bible scholar in Asia but under his leadership, Langham is raising leaders like Rich and fulfilling Matthew 24:14
Thank you for sharing this excellent resource. What a great interview to begin with! I am looking forward to listening to every episode🙏🏾