November 18, 2019

Newsroom @ Missional University

delivering news and updates about Missional University

Faculties

Dr. Kim Engelmann, Christian Spirituality

Professor of Christian SpiritualityPastoral Care SpecialistInternational Experience: Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, USA Missional University is excited to welcome Dr. Kim Engelmann to the School of Missional Practice. She serves as Professor of Christian Spirituality with a specialty in pastoral care. Kim has served in local churches for over 35 years. Her leaning has always been toward […]

Dr. Raphael Afonja, Environmental Design & Mitigation

Dr. Raphael Afonja Professor of Environmental MissionEnvironmental Design & Mitigation SpecialistInternational Experience: Ireland, Jamaica, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Benin We are delighted to welcome Dr. Raphael Afonja to the School of Ecological Mission! He serves as Professor of Environmental Mission with a specialty in Environmental Design & Mitigation. Dr. Afonja has had the opportunity to use […]

FREE Jumpstart to a Missional New Year

Jumpstart a Missional New Year Free Course. Limited Seats. Happy New Year! We are so excited about this that we wanted to pass this on to you right away. We have cohorts forming to take a course by Prof. David Brazzeal on missional spirituality starting in January and in March. We decided to offer this […]

Introducing the School of Experiential Learning

Dr. Elsie Cook Dean, School of Experiential Learning Professor of Organizational Leadership

Welcome Dr. Eric Tangumonkem

Dean, School of Ecological Mission  Senior Professor of Environmental Mission Geoscience and Earth Science Specialist International Experience: Cameroon, USA We welcome Dr. Eric Tangumonkem in a new role as the Academic Dean of the School of Ecological Mission. Eric also serves as a Senior Professor of Environmental Mission with the School. Previously he has served […]

Remembering Billy Graham, the Modesto Manifesto 70 Years Later

As an aspiring scholar at Taylor Seminary (Canada) more than a decade ago, I vividly remember my enthusiasm in writing a biographical-paper assignment on Billy Graham—I greatly admired Billy, and it was an opportunity for me to know more about him. I ended up handing in 18 pages, instead of the required 8 pages! We will […]

“Divine Providence or Good Luck?: A Biblical Theology of Providence Compared with ‘Chance’ and ‘Good Luck’ in Greco-Roman and African Traditions.”

Dr. Matthew Michael presents a biblical theology of providence by exploring the theological tensions between divine determinism and the beliefs in ‘chance’ and ‘good luck’ in Greco-Roman and traditional African worldviews. It also situates the discourse in the template of biblical theology and other defining theological works. Finally, the paper explores the distinctive character of […]

Luk Thung: The Culture and Politics of Thailand’s Most Popular Music

Since the 1960s, the hybrid popular music called luk thung has embodied the aspirations, frustrations, and sorrows of Thailand’s working class. Global scholarship, however, has been slow in examining this seminal genre. In this pioneering book, ethnomusicologist James Mitchell explores the many facets of luk thung through ethnographic research with singers, songwriters, fans, and other professionals. The groundbreaking final […]

Cytochrome c and c1 heme lyases are essential in Plasmodium berghei.

Malaria parasites possess a de novo heme synthetic pathway. Interestingly, this pathway is dispensable during the blood stages of development in mammalian hosts. The assembly of the two most important hemeproteins, cytochromes c and c1, is mediated by cytochrome heme lyase enzymes. Plasmodium spp. possess two cytochrome heme lyases encoded by separate genes. Given the redundancy of heme synthesis, […]

Predicting Youth Sexual Deviance: The Case of Risky Sexual Behaviour among Ghanaian Adolescents

For over two decades now, much has been learned about the scourge of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially in the most advanced societies. But although sub-Saharan Africa continues to bear the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and other sexually transmitted diseases, very few studies in the region and for […]