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Michael Winston Goheen is Director of Theological Education and Scholar-in-residence at Missional Training Center—Phoenix. He is also Jake and Betsy Tuls Professor of Missiology, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Senior Fellow, Newbigin House of Studies, San Francisco, Fellow in Mission and Worldview Studies, Paideia Centre for Public Theology, Ancaster, and Minister of Preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church, Vancouver.
Prior to this he was professor of Worldview and Religion Studies at Trinity Western University, Langley BC, Canada, a Teaching Fellow in Mission and World Christianity at Regent College, Vancouver, a Fellow in Mission and Worldview Studies, The Paidea Centre, Ancaster, ON and a part-time Minister of Preaching at New Westminster CRC, Burnaby BC.
He obtained his PhD from University of Utrecht in 2000 with a dissertation on Lesslie Newbigin's missionary ecclesiology.  He also studied at the Institute of Christian Studies, Westminster Theological Seminary and Florida Atlantic University.  From 1994-2005 he was associate professor in Worldview studies, mission and World Christianity and Biblical Theology, Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.


His keynote address at the 2009 Mission, worldview and the Christian University conference is available here.
His addresses from the Bristol, UK 2009 'Living at the Crossroads' Conference are available from here.
His CV is available here.
 
His most recent book co-written with Craig Bartholomew: Christian Philosophy was published in October 2013 by Baker Academic
 
He is also author of the forthcoming Introducing Christian Mission Today to published by Inter-Varsity Press.
 

 

 

 

Articles

Continuing Steps Toward a Missional Hermeneutic, Fideles, Volume 3 (2008), 49-99.

 

Chosen by God for the Sake of the World: The Missional Church in the Biblical Story [translated into Japanese by Ken Iwasaki], Reformed Theology Vol. XXXV (October 2008), 69-101.

 

The Urgency of Reading the Bible as One Story, Theology Today, Vol. 64, No. 4 (January 2008), 469-483.

The Surrender and Recovery of the Unbearable Tension, Journal of Education & Christian Belief, 11, 1 (Spring 2007), 7-21.
 
A Missionary Encounter with Western Culture, ACT 3 Review, 15, 1, (2006), 155-171.
 
The Legacy of Lesslie Newbigin for Today, Reformation and Revival, 14, 3, (2005), 49-63. 
 
The Significance of Lesslie Newbigin for Mission in a New Millennium, Third Millennium, 7, 3, (2004), 88-99. 
 
The Future of Mission in the World Council of Churches: The Dialogue Between Lesslie Newbigin and Konrad Raiser, Mission Studies, 21, 1, (2004), 97-111. 
 
Liberating the Gospel from Its Modern Cage: An Interpretation of Lesslie Newbigin’s Gospel and Modern Culture Project, Missionalia, 30, 3, (November 2002), 360-375. 
 
Is Lesslie Newbigin’s Model of Contextualization Anticultural?,  Mission Studies, 19, 2, 38, (October 2002), 136-158. 
 
The Missional Church: Ecclesiological Discussion in the Gospel and Our Culture Network in North America, Missiology. 30, 4, (October 2002), 479-490. 
 
“As the Father Has Sent Me, I Am Sending You”: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology, International Review of Mission, XCI, 362, (July 2002), 354-369. 
 
Who Turned Out the Light? Educational Light in a Dark World, Journal of Education and Christian Belief. 6, 1, (Spring 2002), 41-55. 
 
Scholarship at the Crossroads: Exploring Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Model of Contextualization, European Journal of Theology 10, 2, (2001), 131-142. 
 
Gospel and Cultures: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Contribution, Philosophia Reformata. 66, 2, (2001), 178-188. 
 
Scholarship at the Crossroads: Exploring Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Model of ContextualizationContact: The Newsletter of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education, 13, 1, (November 2001). Academic insert, 1-8. 
 
Educating Between the Times: Postmodernity and Educational Leadership, Journal of Education and Christian Belief, 5, 1, (Fall 2001), 27-39.
 
Az Evangelium, Kultura es Kulturak [Hungarian: Gospel, Culture, and Cultures; translated by Laszlo Gonda], Lelkipasztor [Lutheran Theological Journal, Hungary], [Hungarian], 9, (2001), 322-327. 
 
Building for the Future: Worldview Foundations of Sand and Rock, Religion in Eastern Europe, 20, 5, (October 2000), 30-41. 
 
Toward a Missiology of Western Culture, European Journal of Theology, 8, 2, (1999), 155-168. 
 
Mission in the Ecumenical and Evangelical Traditions, Pro Rege, (December, 1992), 1-10.
 


Books

 


"As the Father Has Sent Me, I Am Sending You": J.E. Lesslie Newbigin's Missionary Ecclesiology. Zoetermeer: Boekencentrum Publishing House (2000). 

Available on-line from the university of Utrecht:



2004 The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books. Co-authored with Craig Bartholomew.
  Resources for this book are available from biblical theology
  A UK version is also available details here.
  A study booklet is available here.

 

2008 Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books; London: SPCK. Co-authored with Craig Bartholomew.

      Resources for this book are available from Christian-worldview 


2011 A Light to the World: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books (2011)(ISBN 978-0-8010-3141-0
2013 Christian Philosophy. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books (2013). Co-authored with Craig Bartholomew
Introducing Christian Mission Today. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press (forthcoming 2014) 

 


Books Co-Edited 
 

That the World May Believe: Essays on Mission and Unity in Honour of George Vandervelde. Lanham, MA: University Press of America (2006). Co-edited with Margaret O'Gara. 

The Gospel and Globalization: Exploring the Religious Roots of a Globalized World. Regent Press (2009). Co-edited with Erin Glanville. 

Book Chapters 

"Nourishing Our Missional Identity: Worship and the Mission of God's People," in David J. Cohen and Michael Parsons (eds.), In Praise of Worship: An Exploration of Text and Practice (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, Pickwick Publications, 2010), 32-53. 

"Bible and Mission: Missiology and Biblical Scholarship in Dialogue," in Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall (eds.), Christian Mission: Old Testament Foundations and New Testament Developments. McMaster New Testament Studies 1 (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, Pickwick Publications; Hamilton, ON: McMaster Divinity College Press, 2010), 208-235. 

"Probing the Historical and Religious Roots of Economic Globalization," in Michael W. Goheen and Erin G. Glanville (eds.), The Gospel and Globalization: Exploring the Religious Roots of Globalization (Vancouver: Regent College Press and Geneva Society; Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2009), 69-90. 

"Liberating the Gospel in Western Culture: Lesslie Newbigin's Contribution," Introduction to Korean translation of Lesslie Newbigin, Gospel in a Pluralist Society (Seoul: Korea Intervarsity Press, 2007), 461-470. 


Mission and Unity: The Theological Dynamic of Comity, in That the World May Believe: Essays on Mission and Unity in Honour of George Vandervelde, eds. Michael Goheen and Margaret O'Gara. Lanham, MA: University Press of America, 2006, 83-91.  
 

Delighting in God's Good Gift of Competition and Sport, in Engaging the Culture: Christians at Work in Education, eds. Richard Edlin and Jill Ireland. Sydney, Australia: National Institute for Christian Education, 2006, 173-186. 
 

A Critical Examination of David Bosch¿s Missional Reading of Luke, in Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflection, Formation, eds. Craig G. Bartholomew, Joel B. Green, Anthony C. Thiselton. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005, 229-264. 
 

The Gospel and the Idolatrous Power of Secular Science, in Pointing the Way: Directions for Christian Schooling in a New Millennium, eds. Jill Ireland, Richard Edlin, and Ken Dickens, Sydney, Australia: National Institute for Christian Education, 2004, 33-54. 
 

The Gospel and the Idolatrous Spirit of the Western Academy, in The Word of God and the Academy in Contemporary Culture, eds. John Hulst and Peter Balla. Budapest, Hungary: Karoli Gaspar Press, 2003, 21-38. 
 

Agogyan engem kuldztt az Atya, en is ugy kuldelek el titeket¿Lesslie Newbigin misszioi ekkleziologiaja [As the Father Has Sent Me, I Am Sending You: Lesslie Newbigin's Missionary Ecclesiology], in Egyhaz es misszio a szekularizzlt magyar tarsadalomban [Church and Mission in Secularized Hungarian Culture], [Hungarian], ed. A.M. Kool, Budapest, Hungary: Protestans Misszioi Tanulmanyi Intezet, 2002, 13-27. 
 

A misszionalo gyulekezet: ekkleziologiai vita az Evangelium es a Kulturank Halozat foruman, Eszak-Amerikaban [The Missional Church: Ecclesiological Discussion in the Gospel and Our Culture Network in North America], in Egyhaz es misszio a szekularizalt magyar tarsadalomban[Church and Mission in Secularized Hungarian Culture], [Hungarian],ed. A.M. Kool, Budapest, Hungary: Protestans Misszioi Tanulmanyi Intezet, 2002, 51-64. 

 
The Missional Calling of Believers in the World: The Contribution of Lesslie Newbigin, in A Scandalous Prophet: The Way of Mission After Newbigin, eds. Thomas F. Foust, George R. Hunsberger, J. Andrew Kirk, Werner Ustorf. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001, 37-54. 

 
Charting a Faithful Path Amidst Postmodern Winds, in In the LambLight: Christianity and Contemporary Challenges to the Gospel, ed. Hans Boersma. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2001, 17-31. 

 
Building for the Future: Worldview Foundations of Sand and Rock, in Man and the Christian WorldviewVolume 5. Worldview and Lifestyle: What Are We Bequeathing to Our Children? [Translated into Russian], eds. George Carillet and Sergei Golovin. Simferopol, Ukraine: Crimean-American College Press, 2000, 27-37. Personal worldview statement also appended to article. 

 
Creational Revelation, Scriptural Revelation, and Sciencein Facets of Faith and Science. Volume 4: Interpreting God's Action in the World, ed. Jitse van der Meer.  Lanham: The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science/University Press of America, 1996, 313-330. 

 
Organism of Revelation, in Facets of Faith and Science. Volume 4: Interpreting God's Action in the World, ed. Jitse van der Meer.  Lanham: The Pascal Center for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science/University Press of America, 1996, 331-345. 

 
Understanding Revelation in an Age Dominated by Science, in The Relationship of Theology and Science. eds. Timothy Phillips and Dennis Okholm. Wheaton: Wheaton College Press, 1994, 214-238. 
 
 
Book Chapters Co-Authored 
 
Worldview Between Story and Mission. Postscript co-authored with Al Wolters in a revised and expanded version of Creation Regained: Biblical Basics of a Reformational Worldview. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. 


Story and Biblical Theology, in eds. Craig Bartholomew, Mary Healy, Karl Moller, Robin Parry, Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 144-171, 2004. Co-authored with Craig Bartholomew.

 

Popular articles

 
 
'Contours of the missional neocalvinism' (with Craig Bartholomew) (February 2011 - updated 2012)

'Dethroning the idols' Australian Presbyterian (August 2011): 4-9.

The Creational Goodness of Sports and Competition in the Biblical Story,” Comment, 14 (March 2009), 52-57.

“Escaping Margaret’s World: The Importance of Worldview for the University,” Christian Week, 22, 24 (March 1, 2009); ‘Focus on Higher Education’ section, 2-3.

Sports and Competition in Christian Perspective, Christian Teachers Journal, 15, 4, (October 2007), 16-20.

 

Imaging God in Our Bodily Lives, BC Christian News, (October 2007) 27, 10, 28-29.

“Narrating the World”: What Can Church Leaders Do? Catalyst, 33.3 (March 2007)
 
Reading the Bible as One Story, Catalyst, 33.3 (March 2007) 
 
Reading the Bible . . . and articulating a worldview, Comment: Reading the Bible (Work Research Foundation Journal), June 2006, 19-24.  
 
Making Our Own Confession: A Service for Reformation or All-Saints Day, Reformed Worship, September 2005, Number 77, 32-33.
 
Contributed material on theology of mission for first chapter of booklet The Go Guide: A Manual for Short-Term Mission Teams, published by Christian Reformed World Missions, 2004. The chapter is entitled ‘Shedding Some Misunderstandings.’  
 
The Foolishness of the Cross and ‘The Passion of the Christ’, OCSTA Newsletter, 26, 7, (March 2004), 4.
 
The Foolishness of the Cross and ‘The Passion of the Christ’, The Big Picture: The Gospel and Our Culture, 2004:1, 17, 1-3. 
 
Celebrating the Vision of Christian Education: Understanding Our Cultural Context, The Christian Teachers Journal, 12, 2, (April 2004), 21-25. ‘Worldview: A Short Annotated Bibliography’ also appended to article, 25-26. 
 
Celebrating the Vision of Christian Education: The Biblical Story and Education, The Christian Teachers Journal, 12, 1, (February 2004), 16-20. 
       
Joy in the Journey, Christian Educators Journal, 43, 3, (February 2004), 23.
 
Being Authentically Male and Female in the 21st Century, The Christian Teachers Journal, 11, 4, (October 2003), 26-28. 
 
The Word of God and the Academy in Contemporary Culture, IAPCHE Regional Conference, Budapest, 2002.

Shining Like Moons in a Dark World, Christian Educators Journal, 41, 2, (December 2001), 18-20. 
 
Theology in Context: Lesslie Newbigin’s Contribution, Christian Courier, 2668, July 9, 2001, 16-17. 
 
Theology in Context: The Changing Landscape, Christian Courier, 2667, (June 25, 2001), 14-15.
 
Hope for the Christian Family: Family Worship, Clarion: The Canadian Reformed Magazine, 49, 6, (March 17, 2000), 125-129. 
 
Mission and the Public Life of Western Culture: The Kuyperian Tradition, The Gospel and Our Culture  Network Newsletter
(Britain), 26, (Autumn 1999), 6-8.