25 episodes

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.

On Mission with Chris Wright Langham Partnership

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

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.

    Bayar Garamtseren (Pt. 1): Re-establishing the Church in Mongolia

    Bayar Garamtseren (Pt. 1): Re-establishing the Church in Mongolia

    For 70 years, Mongolia was closed off to the world under Soviet communist rule. When the country opened up in 1991, Dr. Bayar Garamtseren was 18 years old and began attending the very first church in modern-day Mongolia. Today, he is the first Mongolian to receive a PhD in biblical studies, directs the Mongolian Bible translation project, pastors a local church, coordinates Langham Preaching in Mongolia, and runs a Christian publishing house—all so that the church may be strengthened in maturity as it continues to grow in number.

    In Part 1 of their conversation, Chris and Bayar discuss the drastic changes in his country since the end of communism, the rich history of Mongolia and the Mongolian church, and the remarkable growth of Christianity in a country where—only 30 years ago—barely a handful of Christians lived.

    • 40 min
    Oleksandr Geychenko: Equipping Ukrainian Church Leaders in Uncertain Times

    Oleksandr Geychenko: Equipping Ukrainian Church Leaders in Uncertain Times

    Dr. Oleksandr Geychenko is a Langham Scholar and the President of Odessa Theological Seminary in Ukraine – one of the first theological schools in the former Soviet Union. Founded 29 years ago when Ukraine was still under Communist rule, today the school is equipping church leaders to be better instruments of God's mission in Ukraine and throughout Eastern Europe. In Oleksandr's conversation with Chris, they discuss what mission looks like in a post-communist nation, the church's response to the recent tumult in Ukraine and along the border, and how theological education is part of God's mission for His people.

    • 54 min
    Hani Hanna: Preparing the Egyptian Church for Mission

    Hani Hanna: Preparing the Egyptian Church for Mission

    Dr. Hani Hanna is a Langham Scholar from Egypt who received his PhD in theology with support from Langham. Today, he is Vice President, Academic Dean, and Professor of Theology at the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Cairo (ETSC) — where he will soon assume the role of President. In his conversation with Chris, they talk about the history of Christianity in Egypt, some present day realities, and why theological education matters, especially for the Middle East.

    • 53 min
    Athena Gorospe: Recovering Christ's Concern for the Marginalized

    Athena Gorospe: Recovering Christ's Concern for the Marginalized

    Dr. Athena Gorospe, from the Philippines, received her PhD in Old Testament studies with support from Langham at Fuller Theological Seminary. She returned to Manila, where she is a professor at the Asia Theological Seminary and directs the Contextual Theology PhD program. Athena has been referred to as one of 30 Old Testament Bible Scholars you should be reading and following—and it’s not hard to understand why. In her conversation with Chris, she shares powerful insights on how theology is integral to mission, and how the Old Testament speaks hope into present hard times.

    • 54 min
    Martin Accad (Pt. 2): Interfaith Peacebuilding in the Middle East

    Martin Accad (Pt. 2): Interfaith Peacebuilding in the Middle East

    Dr. Martin Accad is a world renowned theological leader in Lebanon who received his PhD training with support from Langham. He’s taught at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, where he founded and directs the Institute of Middle East Studies. Martin is a sought after speaker, thinker, and writer on Islam, Middle Eastern Christianity and Christian-Muslim relations. In part two of his conversation with Chris, Martin shares about his work which focuses on building peace, trust, and understanding across the Christian and Muslim faiths. Martin shares some wise words for those who may be hesitant about any kind of partnership between Christians and Muslims, and they discuss the groundbreaking Bible commentary project for Muslim-background believers he is leading.

    • 45 min
    Martin Accad (Pt. 1): Christian Mission in a Sectarian State

    Martin Accad (Pt. 1): Christian Mission in a Sectarian State

    Dr. Martin Accad is a world renowned theological leader in Lebanon who received his PhD training with support from Langham. He’s taught at Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, where he founded and directs the Institute of Middle East Studies. Martin is a sought after speaker, thinker, and writer on Islam, Middle Eastern Christianity and Christian-Muslim relations. In his conversation with Chris, he gives us a fascinating look into the Lebanese context – a place of beauty and diversity, where, today, they face some incredible challenges.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Ray Hylton ,

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.

-viva- ,

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.

Botolishus ,

Excellent resource!!!

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🙏🏾

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