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Resources for a Christian worldview

Michael Goheen pages

Michael W. Goheen is Director of Theological Education of Missional Training Center and scholar in residence for the Surge Network of Churches (Phoenix). He is also professor of missional theology, Covenant Theological Seminary (St Louis).

Prior to this he taught worldview studies, biblical studies, mission and world Christianity at Calvin Seminary, Trinity Western University, Regent College, Redeemer University College, and Dordt College.


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.  







Webpage: www.missionworldview.com (Many book chapters, academic and popular articles, and even some books below can be found on this website.)


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PUBLICATIONS


Books


The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2018). Foreword by N.T Wright.


Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History, and Issues (Downers Grove: Intervarsity Press, 2014)


Translation into Hungarian (Budapest: John Calvin Publishing House of the Reformed Church Publishers, 2018)


A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books, 2011)


Translation into Korean (Seoul, SK: The Blessed People Publishing Co., 2012)


Translation into Portuguese (São Paulo, Brazil: Edições Vida Nova, 2014)


Translation into Chinese (Enoch Communications, forthcoming)


Translation into Spanish (Tampa: Editorial Doulos, forthcoming)


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



Books Coauthored


Newbigin and His Heirs: Ecclesiological Discussion After Newbigin in North America (Grand Rapids: Baker, contracted and in process). Coauthored with Timothy M. Sheridan.


The Symphony of Mission: Playing Your Part in God’s Orchestra (Grand Rapids: Baker, forthcoming August 2019). Coauthored with Jim Mullins.


Christian Philosophy: A Systematic and Narrative Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books, 2013). Coauthored with Craig G. Bartholomew.


Translation into Korean (Seoul, SK: Intervarsity Press, 2016)


Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books; London: SPCK, 2008). Coauthored with Craig G. Bartholomew.


Translation into Russian (Cherkasy, Ukraine: Colloquium Publishing, 2010).


Translation into Korean (Seoul, SK: Intervarsity Press, 2011).


Translation into Portuguese (São Paulo, Brazil: Edições Vida Nova, 2016).


Translation into Farsi (London: Pars Theological Center, forthcoming).


The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic Books, 2004, revised 2014). Coauthored with Craig G. Bartholomew.


Editions


First abridged study edition (London, UK: SPCK, 2006).


Second abridged study edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive, 2009). Published under new title: The True Story of the Whole World: Finding Your Place in the Biblical Drama


Revised edition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014).


Translations


Translation into Russian (Cherkasy, Ukraine: Colloquium Publishing, 2009).


Translation into Korean (Seoul, SK: Intervarsity Press, 2009).


Translation into Musselmani Bengali. Translated by Institute for Classical Languages Trust; (Muhammadpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Padma Educational Services Ltd., 2010)


Translation into Chinese (Enoch Communications, 2012)


Translation into Czech (Prague: Drejna-Luxpress, 2013).


Translation into Spanish (Bellingham: Lexham Press, 2017)


Translation into Portuguese (São Paulo, Brazil: Edições Vida Nova, 2017)


Translation into Romanian (Alba-lulia: Reintregirea, 2017)


Translation into Hungarian (Budapest: John Calvin Publishing House of the Reformed Church Publishers, forthcoming 2018)


Translation into Farsi (London: Pars Theological Center, forthcoming)


Books Edited and Coedited


Reading the Bible Missionally (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016). Preface, xi-xiv, and Bibliography (with Tim J. Davy), 330-338.

The Gospel and Globalization: Exploring the Religious Roots of Globalization (Vancouver: Regent College Press and Geneva Society, 2009). Coedited with Erin G. Glanville. Preface and Introduction co-authored with Erin Glanville, 7-9, 11-25.


That the World May Believe: Essays on Mission and Unity in Honour of George Vandervelde (Lanham, MA: University Press of America, 2006). Coedited with Margaret O’Gara. Introduction co-authored with Margaret O’Gara, v-x.


Book Chapters


“Mission as the Key to Unlocking the Grand Narrative of Scripture, in Anthony Brown (ed), Loving God with All Our Mind: Voices from the Missional Movement. Volume 4. E-book: Chapter 2.


“The Biblical Story of Narrative Theology”, in Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig (eds.), Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2017), 25-34.


“A Missional Approach to Scripture for the Theological Task,” in The End of Theology: Shaping Theology for the Sake of Mission, ed. Jason S. Sexton and Paul Weston (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2016), 3-20.


“A Missional Reading of Scripture, Theological Education, and Curriculum, in Michael W. Goheen (ed.), Reading the Bible Missionally (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), 299-329.


“A Missional Reading of Scripture and Preaching”, in Michael W. Goheen (ed.), Reading the Bible Missionally (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), 241-262.


“A History and Introduction to Reading the Bible Missionally”, in Michael W. Goheen (ed.), Reading the Bible Missionally (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), 3-27.


“The Finality of Christ and a Missionary Encounter with Religious Pluralism: Newbigin’s Missiological Approach”, in Mark T. B. Laing and Paul Weston, (eds.), Theology in Missionary Perspective: Lesslie Newbigin’s Legacy (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2012), 244-259.


“The Identity and Role of the Church in the Biblical Story: Missional By Its Very Nature,” in Stanley E. Porter and Cynthia Long Westfall (eds.), The Church—Then and Now. McMaster New Testament Studies 3 (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, Pickwick Publications; Hamilton, ON: McMaster Divinity College Press, 2012), 187-215.


“Som Faderen har udsendt mig, sender jeg jer: Lesslie Newbigins missionale ekklesiologi” [“As the Father Has Sent me, I am Sending You: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Eccesiology”]; “Missional kirke: Ekklesiologiske drøftelser i The Gospel and Our Culture Network i Nordamerika” [“Missional Church: Ecclesiological Discussion in the Gospel and Our Culture Network in North America”]. Two chapters in Jeppe Bach Nikolajse (ed.) Missional kirke: En introduction [Missional Church: An Introduction], (Fredericia: Kolon, 2012, [2015]), 25-46 [28-48], 47-64 [49-64]. [Danish]


“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. [Korean]


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


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


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


“The Gospel and the Idolatrous Power of Secular Science,” in Jill Ireland, Richard Edlin, and Ken Dickens (eds.), Pointing the Way: Directions for Christian Schooling in a New Millennium (Sydney, Australia: National Institute for Christian Education, 2004), 33-54. Republished in Kindle version 2014.


“The Gospel and the Idolatrous Spirit of the Western Academy,” in John B. Hulst and Peter Balla (eds.), The Word of God and the Academy in Contemporary Culture (Sioux Center: Dordt Press; Budapest, Hungary: Karoli Gaspar Press, 2003), 21-38.


“Agogyan engem küldött az Atya, én is úgy küldelek el titeket–Lesslie Newbigin missziói ekkléziológiája” [“As the Father Has Sent Me, I Am Sending You: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missionary Ecclesiology”]; “A misszionáló gyülekezet: ekkléziológiai vita az Evangélium ès a Kultúránk Hálózat fórumán, Észak-Amerikában” [“The Missional Church: Ecclesiological Discussion in the Gospel and Our Culture Network in North America”]. Two chapters in Anna Marie Kool (ed.), Egyház és misszió a szekularizált magyar társadalomban [Church and Mission in Secularized Hungarian Culture], (Hungary: Protestáns Missziói Tanulmányi Intézet, 2002), 13-27, 51-64. [Hungarian]


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


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


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


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


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


“Understanding Revelation in an Age Dominated by Science,” in Timothy Phillips and Dennis Okholm (eds.), The Relationship of Theology and Science (Wheaton: Wheaton College Press, 1994), 214-238.


Book Chapters Coauthored


“Missional Spirituality and Cultural Engagement,” in Nathan A. Finn and Keith S. Whitfield (eds.), Spirituality for the Sent: Casting a New Vision for the Missional Church (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2017), 96-122. Coauthored with Timothy M. Sheridan.


“Doctrine of Scripture and Theological Interpretation ”, in Craig G. Bartholomew and Heath Thomas (eds.), A Manifesto of Theological Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016), 72-93. Coauthored with Michael D. Williams.


“Theological Interpretation and a Missional Hermeneutic ”, in Craig G. Bartholomew and Heath Thomas (eds.), A Manifesto of Theological Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2016), 171-196. Coauthored with Christopher J. H. Wright.


“Worldview Between Story and Mission.” Postscript coauthored with Al Wolters in a revised and expanded version of Creation Regained: Biblical Basics of a Reformational Worldview (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005). [Translated into Korean, Italian, Spanish, Indonesian, Portuguese, Japanese]


“Story and Biblical Theology,” in Craig Bartholomew, Mary Healy, Karl Möller, and Robin Parry (eds.), Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), 144-171. Coauthored with Craig Bartholomew.


Academic Journal Articles


“Pastoral Theology in a Missional Mode,” Journal for Biblical and Theological Studies (2018): 118-138.


“The Legacy of Lesslie Newbigin for Mission in the 21st Century,” Trinity Journal for Theology and Ministry (Special Issue: The Gospel in the Public Square: Essays by and in Honor of Lesslie Newbigin) 4, 2 (2010): 8-21.


“Historical Perspectives on the Missional Church Movement: Probing Lesslie Newbigin’s Formative Influence,” Trinity Journal for Theology and Ministry (Special Issue: The Gospel in the Public Square: Essays by and in Honor of Lesslie Newbigin) 4, 2 (2010): 62-84.


“Preaching the Bible as One Story” [translated by Ken Iwasaki into Japanese], Journal of Preaching, Volume 10 (2009): 5-23.


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


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


“The Urgency of Reading the Bible as One Story,” Theology Today, 64, 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 Contextualization,” Contact: 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 Evangélium, Kultúra és Kultúrák [Hungarian: Gospel, Culture, and Cultures” [translated by László Gonda], Lelkipásztor [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.



Popular Publications


“Gospel, Story, Mission, and Culture,” What is the Gospel? Mission Fest Vancouver 2018 (January 2018): 16-17. Also online at https://missioncentral.missionsfestvancouver.ca/articles/gospel-story-mission-and-culture


“A Missionary Encounter in Education Today,” in Proceedings 2nd International Christian Higher Education Conference 2016: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story, eds. Aaron Imig et al. (UPH Press: Lippo Village, Indonesia, 2016), 10-23.


“Introducing Christian Mission Today. STR Interviews Dr. Michael Goheen,” Southeastern Theological Review 6, 1 (Summer 2015): 29-44.


“The Church: Who and Whose We Are,” Calvin Theological Seminary Forum: Engaging the Church, 20, 2 (Spring 2013): 3-5.


“Mission as the Key to Unlocking the Grand Story of the Bible,” Calvin Theological Seminary Forum: Engaging Scripture, 19, 2 (Fall 2012): 3-4.


“A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story. STR Interviews Michael Goheen,” Southeastern Theological Review 2, 2 (Winter 2011): 109-116. “Review Essay of Michael Goheen, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story”, Bruce Riley Ashford, 117-126.


“Foreword”, to republication of No Icing on the Cake: Christian Foundations for Education, ed. Jack Mechielsen (Melbourne: Brookes-Hall Publishing, 1979; reprint as an E-book 2012).


“The Lasting Legacy of Lesslie Newbigin: A Missionary Encounter with Western Culture.” Q Ideas For the Common Good, Legacy Series.


“Missional Code of Conduct,” Comment (August 2011).


“Contours of the Neo-Calvinist Tradition” (with Craig Bartholomew), All of Life Redeemed: A Reformational Newsletter 1, 1 (May 2011): 1.


“Herstel de missionaire betekenis van doop en avondmaal” [“Recovering the Missional Meaning of Baptism and the Lord’ Supper”], in Opbouw: Opinieblad voor de Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerken , 54, 19 (October 2010): 12-14.


“Dethroning the Idols”—Mike Goheen talks to Peter Hastie, Australian Presbyterian (August 2010): 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.


“Reading the Bible as One Story” [translated by Katsuomi Shimasaki into Japanese], ό λογος, 11, 2 (2008 June): 6-11.


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


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


“‘Narrating the World’: What Can Church Leaders Do?” Catalyst, 33.3 (March 2007): 4-6.


“Reading the Bible as One Story,” Catalyst, 33.3 (March 2007): 1, 3-4.


“Reading the Bible . . . and articulating a worldview,” Comment: Reading the Bible (Work Research Foundation Journal), (June 2006): 19-24. Republished in Gideon Strauss (ed.), Comment: Cardus Coursepack. Worldview (Cardus), June 2009, 6-11.


“Making Our Own Confession: A Service for Reformation or All-Saints Day,” Reformed Worship, 77 (September 2005), 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,’” The Big Picture: The Gospel and Our Culture, 1, 17 (2004), 1-3. Also published in OCSTA Newsletter, 26, 7 (March 2004): 4.


“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.


“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 (UK), 26 (Autumn 1999): 6-8.