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.
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
Dariusz Bryćko: Faith Seeking Understanding in Poland
Catholic-majority Poland is one of the most religious countries in the Western Hemisphere, yet Evangelicals make up less than half a percent of the population. Ravaged by the Second World War and 40 years of communist rule, the church in Poland survives, but with very few resources and trained leaders. Dr. Dariusz Bryćko, a Polish theological leader trained with Langham support, is working to change that through Tolle Lege—a ministry he founded and leads in Warsaw that urges people to “take and read” Scripture. In his conversation with Chris, they discuss the history of the Polish church and the challenges it faces today, how Tolle Lege is seeking to grow and develop believers' understanding of God's Word, and some of the ways the people of Poland are serving their Ukrainian neighbors amid Russia's invasion.
Rula Mansour: A Middle Eastern Perspective on Reconciliation
Dr. Rula Mansour is a Palestinian Israeli theologian who received her PhD with support from Langham. Rula began her career as a lawyer, working as a public prosecutor for thirteen years, and became the first Palestinian to be appointed deputy head of a public prosecution office in Israel. Today, as a theologian, she teaches as a professor at the Nazareth Evangelical College, and recently founded the Nazareth Peace Center, which she serves as its director. Rula is passionate about equipping others to be peacemakers, and in her conversation with Chris, they discuss peace and reconciliation from a Middle Eastern perspective.
Special Episode #3: Updates and Prayer Requests from a Ukrainian Church Leader
Langham Partnership has a strong network of scholars, authors, and pastors in Ukraine. In this special edition of "On Mission," Mark Meynell (Director, Langham Preaching - Europe & Caribbean) sits in for Chris Wright and speaks with another Langham-connected Ukrainian pastor who remains in-country. Their conversation was recorded on Saturday, March 12, 2022 and covers firsthand updates and ways to pray for the church in Ukraine. Due to the volatile nature of the situation there, we are withholding the name of this particular church leader for her safety.
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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🙏🏾