The 2009 Craven-Wilson Lecture featuring Dr. Andrew Bush, professor of missiology at Eastern University, will be simulcast at the Crossroads on Monday, October 26 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Dr. Bush’s lectures, “Learning from the Least: Reflections on Two Decades of Mission to the Marginalized in Asia and the Middle East,” will draw upon his extensive experience working in the Philippines and the Palestinian West Bank.
Having served with his wife, Karen, for more than two decades in Manila, the Philippines and in the Palestinian West Bank, Dr. Bush speaks widely in churches, with a special emphasis on the challenge of beginning a new era in Christian-Muslim relations. In his speaking and writing, Dr. Bush has challenged the triumphalism of much of conventional American missions. Recent articles include: “Bullets and Bibles: The Ethical Problem of the Persistent Linkage of Missions and Militarism,” and “The Implications of Christian Zionism for Mission.”
Bush received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds graduate degrees in theology from the Ecole Biblique Fran??ais in Jerusalem, Israel and the Alliance Graduate Seminary in Manila, the Philippines. Bush earned his B.A. in architecture at Princeton University. The Bushes have five adult children who grew up overseas. They attend Methacton Mennonite Church near Philadelphia.
The Craven Wilson Lectures are made possible through an endowed gift from the late Evie Jo Wilson of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Houston. The annual lectures, sponsored by the Center for Missional Wisdom, bring to Perkins and the Dallas area from across the church leading thinkers in evangelism.