After the successful launch of our inaugural online study program during the 2020-2021 academic year (24 events with over 400 participants from every continent), we are delighted to present our official calendar of events for the Fall 2021 semester (see below for details).

This fall we are offering three types of events, each 90 minutes long.

  • Meet the Author: Video interviews with authors of recent noteworthy books in the fields of Mission Studies, World Christianity, and Intercultural Theology.
  • Webinars and Panels: Specialized mini-lectures or panel discussions featuring themes in Mission Studies, World Christianity, and Intercultural Theology.
  • In the Studio: Informal visits with artists from around the world who see their work as an expression of faith.

Each event is $15. You can register for the full schedule of 10 events for $120 (20% off) or you can also subscribe to 5 events of your choice for $67.50 (10%)

In an effort to strengthen the network of future leaders in the church and the academy, doctoral or postdoctoral students in Mission Studies, World Christianity, Intercultural Theology or related fields are invited to participate free of charge in any or all online events.

In addition, all current PTS students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate free of charge in any or all OMSC online events.

Be sure to click the appropriate category under “Attendee Type” in the registration interface.

All of the following events will be recorded and made available to those who register, so even if you are unable to attend the event live, consider registering to access the recording to view in the weeks thereafter.

makoto fujimura

IN THE STUDIO ~ September 2, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Makoto Fujimura, renowned Japanese-American artist, will inaugurate our Fall 2021 Online Study Program with a live Zoom broadcast from the Highline Nine Gallery in Chelsea, NY. Makoto will introduce his work at the interface of Christian faith and the communal traumas of Columbine, 9/11, 3/11 (tsunami and earthquake in Northeast Japan), and the COVID-19 pandemic.

A spirit of revitalization

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ September 9, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Kyama Mugambi with Damaris Parsitau discussing Mugambi’s A Spirit of Revitalization: Urban Pentecostalism in Kenya.*

WHAT IS INTERCULTURAL THEOLOGY? ~ September 23, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Panel discussion featuring Kajsa Ahlstrand, Jude Lal Fernando, John Flett, Dorottya Nagy, Benno van den Toren, and Henning Wrogemann.

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ October 7, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Daryl Ireland with Easten Law discussing Ireland’s John Song: Modern Chinese Christianity and the Making of a New Man.*

WHAT IS MISSION STUDIES? ~ October 21, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Panel discussion with Ruth Padilla DeBorst, Sarita Edwards, Hunter Farrell, Kirsteen Kim, Roger Schroeder, and Darrell Whiteman.

WHAT IS WORLD CHRISTIANITY? ~ November 4, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Panel discussion with Afe Adogame, Alexander Chow, Dana Robert, Brian Stanley, and Emma Wildwood

Emmanuel Garibay

IN THE STUDIO ~ November 11, 8:30 – 10:00 AM (EST)
Emmanuel Garibay, renowned artist from the Philippines and 2010–2011 OMSC Artist in Residence, and Alee, Nina, and Bam, his three children who are also accomplished artists, in conversation with Tom Hastings.

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ November 18, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
Lauren Turek and Knox Thames discussing Turek’s To Bring the Good News to All Nations: Evangelical Influence on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Relations.*

WEBINAR ~ December 2, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu and Esther Acolatse discussing issues raised by Kwabena’s recent IBMR article (Volume 45, Number 4, October 2021), entitled, “Divine Epidemiologists: Christianity, Faith and Public Health in Africa: 1917-2021.”

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ December 16, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
Gregg Okesson with J. Jayakiran Sebastian discussing Okesson’s A Public Missiology: How Local Churches Witness to a Complex World.*

* These four books were all chosen by the editors of the International Bulletin of Mission Research, our academic journal, as one of “Ten Outstanding Books in Mission Studies, Intercultural Theology, and World Christianity for 2020.”

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