"The State of Evangelism in Theological Education in 2019" with Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale
October 10, 2019 | 11:10 a.m. | Room 205
Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale, E. Stanley Jones Associate Professor of Evangelism, will present his sabbatical lecture on October 10, 2019. The lecture will take place at 11:10 a.m. in Room 205, all are welcome to attend.
About the Lecture
The academic study of evangelism is a recent addition to theological education. In 1973, the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (AETE) was formed to provide the relatively few scholars in this field an academic guild in which to learn from and support one another as they sought to stake a place in the larger academy. In 1985, AETE was successful enough to launch a peer-reviewed journal, Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education, to provide a place for its members to share their research with one another and the larger academy.
Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale served as the journal's editor for six years and is now in his second term as the President of AETE. In celebration of the thirty-third anniversary of the founding of the journal, he spearheaded a study to determine the current state of evangelism in theological education. This lecture offers the results of this study, focusing on the roles of evangelism professors within their respective faculties and the extent to which evangelism is integrated into theological schools' curricula.
About Rev. Dr. Mark R. Teasdale
Mark R. Teasdale is a professor, author, and pastor who focuses on evangelism, church leadership, mission, discipleship, and Wesleyan/Methodist studies. He currently teaches at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and has lectured at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Southern Methodist University, and Wesley Theological Seminary. In addition, he has been privileged to consult with several local churches and denominational bodies, including the cabinet of the Methodist Church (Lower Myanmar) and the Connectional Table of The United Methodist Church.
He is the President of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education (AETE) and served for six years as the editor of Witness: The Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theological Education.