Intercultural Studies

More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life


Response | Diversity and Christian Mission

In response to Nam Soon Song’s lecture on “Cooking Bahb and Christian Education in the Korean North American Churches,” Brian Byung Joo Kim reflects on navigating and celebrating diversity in Christian mission.


Response | Migration’s Christianizing Effect

In response to Allison L. Norton’s lecture on “Immigration and US Congregations,” Kirsteen Kim reflects on the ways immigrant churches reinvent the faith and culture of the church in the United States.

Fuller Sermons

Who is My Neighbor? | Jose Abraham

Jose Abraham preaches on the Parable of the Good Samaritan and shares a missiological perspective on what it looks like to love the religious other.

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The Meaning of Mission, with Hunter Farrell

Hunter Farrell examines the impact of capitalism and colonization on congregational mission efforts and invites us to practice radical mutuality as we redefine the meaning of mission.


A Missional Life

With a heart for intercultural ministry, Gail Schlosser works with her church and other local partners to love and serve the neighbors in her city.


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.


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.


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.

2021 MIssiology Lectures

The Mission of Health

At Fuller’s 2021 Missiology Lectures, 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.

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Globalization and Online Theological Education: Questions We Must Ask

David H. Scott, associate dean of the School of Mission and Theology, casts an eye on the new frontiers of online theological education in this era of globalization—examining both its risks and its gifts.

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Benediction: 100 Miles

Alumni Mark Finney and Kutter Callaway reflect on their experience of participating in a World Relief fundraiser and on our role to be prophetic witnesses in a world where the number of displaced people continues to increase.

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Saying Yes

Following God’s call to serve in global missions, Jinho Lee learns what it means to walk day by day in faithful obedience.

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Mission-in-Movement: From Culturally In Between to Bridge Persons

Enoch Jinsik Kim, associate professor of communication and mission studies, writes about the missional impact multicultural people have in and for the kingdom of God.

Soong-Chan Rah

Soong-Chan Rah on Western Cultural Captivity

Soong-Chan Rah reflected on Acts 15 and asked how the Western Church might move from its captivity to culture and toward deeper commitment to Christ.

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Soong-Chan Rah on Cultural Intelligence

Soong-Chan Rah explained how power and cultural incompetence in majority cultures breeds an oppressive otherness, and he explores how this has particularly played out in the church.

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Response | Kevin Haah, Craig Hendrickson, Roberta King on Cultural Intelligence

Kevin Haah, Craig Hendrickson, and Roberta King offered perspectives on leading congregations and communities in developing cultural intelligence.

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Soong-Chan Rah on Suffering and Celebration

In his lecture “Suffering and Celebration,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke on the multicultural church’s need for intersecting theologies of both suffering and celebration.

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Response | Ryan Bolger and Juan Martínez on American Christian Narratives

In response to Soong-Chan Rah’s lecture “Suffering and Celebration,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Ryan K. Bolger and Juan Martínez discussed the problems of American church growth and the varying Christian narratives told in churches.

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Soong-Chan Rah on Generational Dynamics in the Church

Soong-Chan Rah examined the sociocultural factors at play across generations within immigrant churches—with a specific look at the Asian North American church.

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Response | Sunoko Lin and Timothy Park on Asian Immigrant Churches

In response to Soong-Chan Rah’s lecture “Navigating the Generations,” delivered at the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Sunoko Lin and Timothy K. Park discussed the generational divides in Asian Immigrant churches.

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Theologies of the Multicultural Church

At the 2012 Missiology Lectures, Soong-Chan Rah spoke about our need to develop cultural competency to address the changes in ethnoracial diversity in the world and in the church.