This site has been designed to provide a platform for the expression and sharing of global theology and insight of Biblical interpretation.
Within the emerging global church, the emphasis on contextualization and self-theologizing has left the insight of non-Western Christians isolated to themselves except at the level of missiological academia. The means by which a non-Western Christian can access a global platform in order to express their perspective and help to shape others is lacking. Likewise, the ability of Western Christians (or any “other-context” Christian) to appreciate other perspectives is difficult to achieve due to barriers of communication and accessibility.
By creating a shared access point, this site seeks to give an audience to underrepresented voices in global Christianity. It is available as a resource to global Christians, pastoral ministers, and the academic missiological community to utilize the shared content for appreciating the diverse perspectives of the global church.
Our hope is to represent perspectives that have been underrepresented and provide them in a medium that is accessible to people popularly, that all may be transformed by the exposure to different perspectives. The community of contributors, editors, and readers is not bound to a particular denomination, but find unity under faith in Christ, expressed in Colossians 3, those who “have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all”.
For a description of unifying doctrine, please refer to the intentionally global and multi-cultural Lausanne Covenant.
If you are interested in contributing material to the site, please see our Get Involved page.
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GlobalTheology.org was started in 2011 by Michael Shepherd. Michael is a graduate of the School of Intercultural Studies of Fuller Theological Seminary and of Hope International University (Master of Science, International Development; Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies). His desire in creating the site was to create an access point for people to interact with global Christian perspectives as well as create a space for non-Western interpreters to have access to a wider audience though blog-publishing. He is currently employed by an interfaith agency serving people without housing in Southern California and is an adjunct professor at local universities. Michael serves as the editor-in-chief and is a contributor, but contributions are welcome from anyone willing to share. See our Get Involved page for more information.