The Global Mission Institute (GMI)

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2013 Andrew S. Burgess Lecture in Global Mission

Click here to watch a video of the 2013 Burgess lecture.

Topic: Four Horsemen: The Catastrophic Four Years That Remade The World's Religions

The task of the annual Burgess Lecture in Global Mission, sponsored by the GMI, is to interpret global mission today in the light of the Christian tradition, the historical experience of the church, and the contemporary situation in the world.


Dr. Philip Jenkins

Distinguished Professor History, Baylor University, Co-Director for Baylor's Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion, and
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Pennsylvania State University (PSU)



GMI News Notes

Congratulations to Dr. Motoo Ishii, '03, who was inaugurated on April 9 as the president of Japan Lutheran College and Seminary in Tokyo for 2014-17.

Follow the adventures of faculty, students and alumni abroad:

Graduate Preaching Fellowship: Rachel Ringlaben, One Story Catcher

Rev. Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker's 2012-13 sabbatical at Mekane Yesus Seminary, Ethiopia: A Year in Ethiopia