2021 MIssiology Lectures

The Mission of Health

Practitioners and scholars from around the world explore the church’s role in forming healthy individuals, families, and communities across the globe and throughout history.

The Missiology Lectures 2021 will be a global, multidisciplinary exploration of the mission of creating healthy individuals, families, communities, and societies, and the church’s role in this process.

“The ministry of healing is in actuality one of, if not the most, consistent practices within the Christian movement from its inception.”

Kimberly Alexander
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Panel | Building a Healthy World

Mary Chase-Ziolek, Randy Woodley, and Tina Armstrong discuss what it looks like to build a healthy world by considering the areas of congregations and communities, of theological education, and of the whole of creation, in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra. WATCHThe Science and Spirit of Gratefulness

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Veli Matti-Karkainnen

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen on Hope for a Fractured World

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen reflects on Jesus’ earthly ministry and on the ways healing, restoration, and hope might come in today’s fractured world. WATCHThe Science and Spirit of Gratefulness

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Miroslav Volf

Miroslav Volf on The World as God’s Home

Miroslav Volf reflects on God’s mission to make God’s home in the world and among the wholeness of creation and all its creatures. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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Pam King

Response | Healing, Thriving, and Discipleship

Pamela Ebstyne King speaks about the church’s need for models of ministry and mission that enable us to grow into our full selves—with and for God, and with and for others. WATCHThe Science and Spirit of Gratefulness

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Kimberly Alexander

Kimberly Alexander on Healing in the History of Christianity

In this session of the 2021 Missiology Lectures, “Healing in the History of Christianity,” Kimberly Alexander gives an overview of the theology and ministry practices associated with healing in the long history of the Christianity. WATCHMigration in Missiological Perspective

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Vince Bantu

Response | Christian Healthcare in Late Antique to Medieval Periods

In response to Kimberly Alexander’s lecture on “Healing in the History of Christianity,” Vince Bantu considers global Christian approaches to healthcare, with a particular look at examples from the late antique and medieval periods. WATCHDr. King’s Legacy and Lessons for the Modern Movement

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Panel | The Impact of Medical Mission on Health

Manoj Kurian, Martha Mwendafilumba, and Michael Soderling discuss the church’s role in providing access to medical care and public health resources across the globe in this panel discussion moderated by Erik Aasland. WATCHHolistic Healing and Wellness

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Panel | Healing and Mission

Opoku Onyinah, Elizabeth Salazar-Sanzana, and Sung-Deuk Oak reflect on the church’s role in health and healing from their respective perspectives and contexts in Africa, Latin America, and Asia in this panel discussion moderated by Erik Aasland. WATCHDoctrines of Creation

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Panel | Trauma and Resilience

Cynthia Eriksson, Lisseth Rojas-Flores, Tommy Givens, and Gladys K. Mwiti discuss trauma care, immigration-related trauma, trauma therapy, and healing for caregivers in this panel discussion moderated by Alexia Salvatierra. WATCHTheology and Protest

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Jimmy Meladdo

Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado on Intimacy with Christ

In his closing remarks to the 2021 Missiology Lectures, Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado shares some key practices of effective churches and emphasizes the importance and centrality of intimacy with Jesus. WATCHDoctrines of Creation

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Fuller’s School of Mission and Theology’s 2021 Missiology Lectures centered on the theme “Re-envisioning the Mission of Health: A Global Invitation to Heal and Thrive in Crisis” and were organized by Fuller professors Alexia Salvatierra, Pamela Ebstyne King, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, and Kirsteen Kim.