Cook School of Intercultural Studies

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The Cook School of Intercultural Studies exists to equip students to communicate, live, and work effectively in culturally diverse contexts to make disciples of all peoples and impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

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ISCL 560: Urban Research and Ministry

1990's, Dr. Judith Lingenfelter

Judith Lingenfelter provides essential tools for conducting urban research and also demonstrates the usefulness of these tools for the purposes of strategic ministry planning. This highly informati...

The Role of Witch and Sorcerer

Dr. Douglas Hayward discusses the roles of witch and sorcerer in world religion and contemporary society.

SICS: Social Anthropology

1997, Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter

Former Provost and Professor Dr. Sherwood Lingenfelter teaches a course on social anthropology, drawing on biblical principles and truths to guide students in to ministry in diverse cultural contexts.

Anthropological Theory, Part 1

Dr. Douglas Hayward introduces the basic principles of general anthropological theory and principles of research. He addresses the question: What do people do? Through numerous personal experienc...

Types of Marriages in Different Cultures

Dr. Douglas Hayward discusses marriage practices from a biblical perspective.

Religion and Cults

Dr. Douglas Hayward discusses the anthropological definition of "cult" and presents culturally sensitive principles for Christian mission.

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    • Heaven and Hell

      Dr. Allen Yeh discusses views of heaven and hell. He looks through Scripture to establish what heaven and hell are and are not and evaluates several prominent perspectives. Yeh also discusses the i...

    • Evangelism

      Dr. Allen Yeh discusses evangelism as it relates to the missions field. He shows that evangelism should emphasize the sharing of the word of God. Yeh explains that the power in evangelism comes fro...

    • Egalitarian vs. Complimentarian

      Dr. Allen Yeh discusses church offices and the roles of women in these offices. He establishes biblical definitions of the offices and considers which types of church organization reflect the bibli...

    • The Trinity

      from BBST 458: Theology of Mission

      by Allen L Yeh

      71:20 — April 30, 2013

      The Trinity

      Dr. Allen Yeh discusses the doctrine of the trinity and expresses the importance of a proper theology of the trinity to missions. He explains that the trinity is crucial to the gospel. Yeh also dis...

    • Reconciliation

      Dr. Allen Yeh explains reconciliation as it relates to missions and the church. He explains the categories which Scripture clearly urges for reconciliation: age, race, class, gender, and humanity t...

    • 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...


    • Douglas Hayward  

      • Professor of Intercultural Studies
      • Associate Dean
      • Program Director, PhD Intercultural Studies & MA Intercultural Studies
    • Allen L Yeh  

      • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies & Missiology
    • Tom Steffen  

      • Professor of Intercultural Studies
      • Program Director, Doctor of Missiology
      • Chair, Dept. of Intercultural Studies
    • Douglas Pennoyer  

      • Dean, Cook School of Intercultural Studies
    • Murray S. Decker  

      • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
    • Marla Campbell  

      • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
      • Program Director, Ph.D. Program
    • Thomas J Sappington  

      • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
      • Chair, Department of Missions and Intercultural Studies, Talbot School of Theology
    • Alan McMahan  

      • Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
      • Program Director, Undergraduate Studies in Intercultural Studies
    • Len Bartlotti  

      • Associate Professor of Islamic Studies, Biola University


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