Allen L Yeh


  • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & Missiology

Allen Yeh is a missiologist who specializes in Latin America and China. He also has other academic interests in history, classical music, homiletics, social justice, and Jonathan Edwards. He earned his B.A. from Yale, M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell, M.Th. from Edinburgh, and D.Phil. from Oxford. Despite this alphabet soup, he believes that experience is the greatest teacher of all (besides the Bible). As such, Allen has been to nearly 50 countries in every continent, to study, do missions work, and experience the culture. As Mark Twain said in 1857, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime."

Faculty Profile

  • Biola University
  • 32 Items
  • 31.0 Hours of Content

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  • What the Gospel Says About Faith & Works

    Dr. Allen Yeh considers the issue of faith and works as they relate to salvation. He explains that many cultures where missions are prevalent relate to shame far more than guilt which speaks to the...

  • Ecumenism

    from BBST 458: Theology of Mission

    by Allen L Yeh

    72:15 — April 18, 2013


    Dr. Allen Yeh considers ecumenism, the unity of the church. He shows through Scripture the importance that Jesus ascribed to unity, and considers the tensions that arise when a diverse world comes ...

  • Church and Holy Spirit

    Dr. Allen Yeh explains a biblical definition of church. He considers the church as both the global body of all believers and the church as a local entity. Yeh emphasizes the importance of diversity...

  • The Sacraments

    Dr. Allen Yeh discusses the sacraments and how they affect the mission field. He considers the multiple views of baptism and communion and explains the missional challenges that are particular to e...

  • The Parables

    from BBST 458: Theology of Mission

    by Allen L Yeh

    72:34 — March 28, 2013

    The Parables

    Dr. Allen Yeh discusses Jesus' parables found in the gospels. He explains the interpretations of several important parables and relates these parables to missional work. Yeh also explains to his c...

  • Social Justice

    Dr. Allen Yeh establishes the Scriptural basis for social justice. He takes particular notice of the minor prophets, where the values of social justice abound. Yeh explains that Jesus' major critic...

  • Jesus' Ministry

    Dr. Allen Yeh discusses the ministry of Jesus as it relates to missions. He shows that Jesus' full humanity brings value to meeting physical needs on the mission field. Yeh explains that Jesus' lif...

  • Letting Go of Insecurities

    Dr. Allen Yeh speaks about insecurity and vulnerability. He shares the many bits of armor he hides behind and identifies with his audience. Yeh explains that he is just like every other Christian: ...

  • How to Write a Psalm and Exegesis Paper

    Dr. Allen Yeh discusses the Psalms and their usefulness in missional work. He instructs to his class in how they will write their own psalm. Yeh also explains to his students how to write their sem...

  • Prayer

    from BBST 458: Theology of Mission

    by Allen L Yeh

    70:24 — March 12, 2013


    Dr. Allen Yeh discusses prayer and its relation to missions. He considers different postures of prayer and looks at Scripture to understand God's response to prayer. In closing, Yeh analyzes the Lo...

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