The School of Intercultural Studies
invites you to the
2017 Missiology Lectures


November 1–3, 2017

in Pasadena, California


The question of race remains conflicted at many levels. Nationally, border fence construction, Ferguson, Baltimore, and other recent and ongoing developments have catalyzed the Black Lives Matter movement, current political election debate, social unrest, and other events. Ecclesially, the Sunday morning hours remain the most segregated across the North American landscape. In theological education, evangelical institutions in particular remain challenged in navigating the issues.

Fuller Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies (SIS) is uniquely situated to facilitate a conversation on these issues for the North American evangelical community, for the global church, and for the theological academy—each of which now spans, variously, transnational and transcultural contexts. SIS’s international history, connections, and networks enable multicultural perspectives on the issue of race both historically in relationship to Christian mission and theologically in connection with contemporary postcolonial ideologies and arguments. SIS’s intercultural emphases invite considerations of multiracial issues from North American and majority world perspectives—e.g., Asian, African, and Latino/a—as well as in all of their ethnoracial, hybridic, and diasporic permutations. This conference is devoted to developing historical, theological, interdisciplinary, and intercultural (missiological) approaches to race that can interrogate conventional thinking about ethnoracialism, colorism, and hierarchicalism (in its various manifestations across gender, economic, and class lines) even while revitalizing Christian witness and practices of racial justice, reconciliation, and peace in the present time.

Conference Organizers


Amos Yong
Professor of Theology and Mission and Director of the Center for Missiological Research, School of Intercultural Studies


Love Sechrest
Associate Professor of New Testament, School of Theology


Johnny Ramírez-Johnson
Professor of Anthropology, Profesor del Centro Latino, School of Intercultural Studies


Akintunde E. Akinade
Akintunde E. Akinade
Professor of Theology at Georgetown University’s Edmund E. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier
Elizabeth Conde-Frazier
Academic Dean and Vice President of Education at Esperanza College of Eastern University
Andrew T. Draper
Assistant Professor of Theology and Director of the Honors Guild at Taylor University
Willie Jennings
Willie Jennings
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University Divinity School
Daniel Jeyaraj
Daniel Jeyaraj
Professor of World Christianity and Director of the Andrew F. Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity at Liverpool Hope University
Angel Santiago Vendrell
Angel Santiago-Vendrell
E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism at Asbury Theological Seminary’s Dunnam School of Urban Ministries
Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith
Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside
Jonathan Tran
Jonathan Tran
Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics in the Religion Department at Baylor University
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