I sat down with David Congdon and John Flett to talk about their new edited volume, Converting Witness: the Future of Christian Mission in the New Millennium. We talk about why David and John keep writing about mission, the present state of the field of missiology, how the Bible is/should be read for mission, the issues with the “Theological Interpretation of Scripture” movement, the problematic way the term “Christendom” is employed, and John offers the hottest of takes on a certain trinitarian ontologies conference.
The essays in Converting Witness are a celebration of the life and work of Darrell L Guder, and if you don’t know who that is, we begin by talking about his impact and importance. Buy the Book
Subscribe to Love Rinse Repeat in your podcast app to be sure you never miss an episode.
John G. Flett is associate professor of missiology and intercultural theology at Pilgrim Theological College, Melbourne, Australia. His books include The Witness of God: The Trinity, Missio Dei, Karl Barth and the Nature of Christian Community, and Apostolicity: The Ecumenical Question in World Christian Perspective. He has lived and taught in the USA, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Korea, Germany, the DRC, and Australia. Follow him on Twitter @FlettJohn
David W. Congdon is acquisitions editor at the University Press of Kansas and adjunct instructor at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His books include, The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology, Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology, and The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch. He also coedited (with W. Travis McMaken) Karl Barth in Conversation. Follow him on Twitter @DWCongdon
Follow the Show: @RinseRepeatPod // Follow Me: @liammiller87
Music by Fyzex.