We are delighted to present our official calendar of events for the Spring 2022 semester.

This spring 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 Panel Discussions: 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.

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ Thursday, January 20, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
David Lindenfeld and Chandra Mallampalli discussing Lindenfeld’s World Christianity and Indigenous Experience: A Global History, 1500–2000 (Cambridge U. Press, 2021)

IN THE STUDIO ~ Thursday, February 3, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (EST)
Soichi Watanabe, OMSC Artist in Residence 2008–2009, in conversation with Tom Hastings


MEET THE AUTHORS ~ Thursday, February 17, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
Hunter Farrell and S. Balajiedlang Khyllep discussing their co-authored book, Freeing Congregational Mission: A Practical Vision for Companionship, Cultural Humility, and Co-Development (IVP, 2022)

PANEL DISCUSSION ~ Thursday, March 3, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
“Women’s Leadership and the Mission of the Church,” with Gina Zurlo, Mimi Haddad, Amy Reynolds, and Christina Wong

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ Thursday, March 17, 9:15 – 10:45 AM (EDT)
Leo Lefebure and Joseph Cheah discussing Lefebure’s Transforming Interreligious Relations: Catholic Responses to Religious Pluralism in the United States (Orbis, 2020)

WEBINAR ~ Thursday, March 31, 6:30 – 8:00 PM (EDT)
Bo Tao on “Kagawa Toyohiko and the Pacific War,” in conversation with Tom Hastings

MEET THE AUTHOR ~ Thursday, April 14, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EDT)
Christie Chow and Joseph Ho discussing Chow’s Schism: Seventh-day Adventism in Post-Denominational China (Notre Dame Press, 2021)

IN THE STUDIO ~ Thursday, April 28, 8:30 – 10:00 AM (EDT)
Wisnu Sasongko, OMSC Artist in Residence 2004–2005, in conversation with Byung Ho Choi

WEBINAR ~ Thursday, May 12, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (EDT)

Easten Law and participants from OMSC’s new digital curriculum on “Lived Theology and World Christianity”

MEET THE AUTHORS AND PANEL DISCUSSION ~ Wednesday, May 25, 9:30 – 11:00 AM (EST)
Martha Frederiks, Dorottya Nagy, Tala Raheb, Jennifer Aycock, and Stephen DiTrolio discussing World Christianity: Methodological Considerations (Brill, 2020) and its impact on doctoral studies

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