Robert Gallagher, Ph.D.

Intercultural Studies and Missions

Department Chair, Director of M.A. (Intercultural Studies), and Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies
On Faculty since 1998

Office: BGC 214
Phone: (630)752-5192
Fax: (630)752-7125
Email:

Education

Ph.D. (Intercultural Studies), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1998) 

M.A. (Theology), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1992) 

M.A. (Missiology), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1991) 

M.St.Ed. (Education), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia (1983) 

B.A. (History & Philosophy of Science), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia (1980) 

B.Sc. [Tech.] (Material Engineering), University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia (1975)

About Robert Gallagher

Dr. Gallagher's professional interests include research into biblical theology of mission, the expansion of Christianity from postapostolic times to 1800, and leadership development of cross-cultural workers. He is an ordained offshore minister of the Australian National Council of CRC Churches International, as well as an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States. His personal interests include reading mission biographies, hiking, travel, watching feature films (1930-60), English mysteries, foreign films, and spending time with his family.

Courses Taught

  • INTR 504:  Perspectives in Global Outreach
  • INTR 514:  Spiritual Formation & Witness
  • INTR 521:  Historical Foundations
  • INTR 522:  Contemporary Mission History
  • INTR 531:  Theological Foundations
  • INTR 533:  Great Thinkers in Mission
  • INTR 534:  Mission in Acts
  • INTR 535:  Holy Spirit & Mission
  • INTR 556:  Leadership Development
  • INTR 571:  Film & Mission
  • INTR 667:  Leadership in Cultural Context
  • INTR 694:  Missiology Mentoring Seminar

Membership in Professional Societies

Research

  • Cross-Cultural Narratives in the Old Testament
  • Hermeneutics of Mission Theology
  • Lukan Theology of Mission
  • Pneumatology and Mission

Selected Publications

Co-authored Books

  • Encountering Missions History. With John Mark Terry. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic (Contracted).

Co-edited Books

  • Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity. With Paul Hertig. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 43. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2009).
  • Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context. With Paul Hertig. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 34. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2004).
  • Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission. With Charles E. Van Engen and Nancy Thomas. Monrovia, CA: MARC/World Vision (1999).

Conference Papers

  • Changing Worlds: Our Part in God’s Plan. With Nathan Bettcher and Bill Vasilakis. CRC International Conference. Adelaide, SA: CRC Churches International (2005).

Translated Books 

  • Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity. With Paul Hertig. Korean edition. Trans. by Jeon—seop Moon, Eun—young Moon, Hyung—gug Park, and Choong—hyun Paik. Seoul, Korea: Publishing House The Presbyterian Church of Korea (2012).

Chapters

  • “Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s, St. Roland’s, or Ours?” In Missionary Methods: Research, Reflection, and Realities. Evangelical Missiological Society series, No. 21, Craig Ott and J.D. Payne, eds. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library (2013): 21-46.
  • “That Hideous Strength (1945):" ‘Those Who Serve Devils,’ ‘Real Life is Meeting,’ ‘Anxiety Pitch,’ ‘Lost Love,’ ‘Clearly Known to be Criminal,’ ‘Like the Sound of a Weir,’ ‘Heaven Knows!,’ ‘Never More Than One,’ ‘Our Race’s Incurable Habit,’ and ‘The N.I.C.E.’  In The Soul of C. S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-Six of His Best-Loved Writings, Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington, eds.  Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers (2010): 147-158.
  • “The Abolition of Man (1944):" ‘Belief in Objective Value,’ ‘It is Good,’ ‘Self-evidence as Proof,’ ‘Value as Sentiment,’ ‘Instincts at War,’ ‘Scepticism about Values,’ ‘Laughing at Honour,’ ‘Emotional States in Harmony,’ ‘The Doctrine of Objective Value,’ and ‘Irrigating Deserts.’  In The Soul of C. S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-Six of His Best-Loved Writings, Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington, eds.  Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers (2010): 135-146.
  • “The Hebraic Covenant as a Model of Contextualization.” In Appropriate Christianity, Charles H. Kraft, ed. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library (2005): 135-154.
  • “Hope in the Midst of Trial: Acts 12:1-11.” In Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context, Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2004): 157-166.
  • “From ‘Doingness’ to ‘Beingness’: A Missiological Interpretation of Acts 4:22-31.” In Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context, Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2004): 45-58.
  • “The Forgotten Factor: The Holy Spirit and Mission in Protestant Missiological Writings from 1945-95.” In Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission, Charles E. Van Engen, Nancy Thomas and Robert L. Gallagher, eds. Monrovia, CA: MARC/WorldVision (1999): 199-214.

Articles

  • “Living Between Two Mountains.” Faculty Voice Series. Wheaton 16:2 (Spring 2013): 60.
  • “Mission from the Inside Out: An Integrative Analysis of Selected Latin American Protestant ‘Writings’ in Spirituality and Mission.” Missiology: An International Review 40:1 (January 2012): 9-22.
  • “Salvation: Narrow Way but Broad Mission”—A Response to Christopher J. H. Wright’s “Salvation Belongs to Our God.”  Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue 1:4 (Fall 2010): 10-11.
  • “The Integration of Mission Theology and Practice: Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians.” Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies 25:2 (October 2008): 185-210.
  • “Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians: Pioneers in Leadership Selection and Training.” Missiology: An International Review 36:2 (April 2008): 237-244.
  • “‘Me and God, We’d Be Mates’: Towards an Aussie Contextualized Gospel.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 30:3 (July 2006): 127-132.
  • “Spirit-Guided Mission.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 42:3 (July 2006): 336-341.

Selected Presentations

  • “Mission in Luke-Acts,” Intercultural Studies Doctoral Program, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO (December 8-12, 2014).
  • “Covenantal Mateship: ‘Waltzing Matilda’ Along the Australian Road,” Religion in Southeast Asia Group, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA (November 23, 2014).
  • “Apostle Paul’s Missionary Call,” Church Mission Conference, Chinese Bible Church of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL (October 18-19, 2014).
  • “Jesus the Cross-Cultural Worker,” Cantonese Congregation, Wheaton Chinese Alliance Church, Wheaton, IL (October 5, 2014).
  • “Engaging in the Theology of Ministry,” CRC Churches International, Adelaide, South Australia and Mildura & Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (July 31-August 19, 2014).
  • “Me and God, We’d Be Mates: Towards an Australian Contextualization,” American Society of Missiology, St. Paul, MN (June 21, 2014).
  • “Engaging in Mission Theology: An Integration of Covenant & Mission,” Association of Professors of Mission, St. Paul, MN (June 19, 2014).
  • “Spiritual Formation and Intercultural Ministry,” Asian Access, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan (May 29-June 2, 2014).
  • “Mission and Evangelism in Changing Landscapes,” World Mission Institute (Catholic Theological Union, Lutheran School of Theology, & McCormick Theological Seminary), Chicago, IL (April 25, 2014).
  • “Migration or Mission from Gath?: Philistines & the Kingdom of God (1-2 Samuel),” North Central Evangelical Missiological Society, Deerfield, IL (April 5, 2014).
  • “Apostle Paul’s Missionary Methods,” Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO (March 8, 2014).
  • “Eli & Sons: Families in Conflict (1 Samuel 1-4),” Annual Evangelical Missiological Society, Dallas, TX (September 20, 2013).
  • “Spiritual Practices for Cross-Cultural Workers,” Operation Mobilization International, Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey (August 20-24, 2013).
  • “Biblical Foundations of Mission,” MAGL Program, Fuller Theological Seminary, Colorado Springs, CO (July 22-26, 2013).
  • “Finishing Well in Stress-Filled Times,” Asian Access, Tokyo Metropolis, Greater Tokyo Area, Japan (June 19, 2013).
  • “Advancing Missions in a Changing World: The Pace of Mission,” Council of the South Australian Church Leaders, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (June 12, 2013).
  • “Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s, St. Roland’s, or Ours?,” Dr. Barry Chant Lecture Series, Tabor College, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (June 5, 2013).
  • “Eli & Sons: Families in Conflict (1 Samuel 1-4),” North Central Evangelical Missiological Society, Deerfield, IL (April 13, 2013).
  • “Davidic Mission Model: Intercultural Encounters in the Book of Samuel,” Christian Churches Annual Missions’ Conference, Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico (March 21-23, 2013).
  • “Apostle Paul’s Missionary Methods in Acts,” Annual Evangelical Missiological Society, Chicago, IL (September 21, 2012).
  • “God’s Mission to the Philistines in the Book of Samuel,” International Association for Mission Studies, Toronto, Canada (August 20, 2012).
  • “Biblical Theology of Mission,” Faculdade Teológica Sul Americana, Londrina, Paraná, Brasil (August 6-10, 2012).
  • “Biblical Foundations of Mission,” MAGL Program, Fuller Theological Seminary, Colorado Springs, CO (July 16-20, 2012).
  • “Missionary Methods of Paul’s Journeys,” North Central Evangelical Missiological Society, Deerfield, IL (April 21, 2012).
  • “Theological Studies in Intercultural Encounters,” Wheaton College Graduate School, HCJB Global, Quito, Ecuador (April 10-14, 2012).
  • “Franciscan Outreach to the Muslim World in the Thirteenth Century,” Society for Pentecostal Studies, Virginia Beach, VA (March 3, 2012).
  • “Historic Expansion of the Christian Faith,” Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Faith Community Church, West Chicago, IL (February 28, 2012).
  • “Spiritual Formation & Witness,” Wheaton College Graduate School, Chiang Mai, Thailand (January 9-13, 2012).
  • “Mission in Luke-Acts,” Intercultural Studies Doctoral Program, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO (December 5-9, 2011).
  • “Biblical Foundations of Mission,” MAGL Program, Fuller Theological Seminary, Colorado Springs, CO (July 18-22, 2011).
  • “Hermeneutical Methods in Missiology,” Intercultural Studies Doctoral Program, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO (July 10-12, 2011).
  • “Australian Perspectives of Contextualization,” Intercultural Studies Doctoral Program, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO (July 8, 2011).
  • “My Personal Journey of Mission Spirituality,” ASM President’s Address, American Society of Missiology, Techny, IL (June 18, 2011).
  • “Spiritual Practices & the Stress of Enculturation,” Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL (April 2, 2011).
  • “Integrative Analysis of ‘My Pilgrimage in Mission’ in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research,” Society for Pentecostal Studies, Memphis, TN (March 12, 2011).
  • “Issues in Leadership and Intercultural Ministry,” D.Miss. Program, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (March 7-11, 2011).
  • “Historic Expansion of the Christian Faith,” Perspectives on the World Christian Movement, Glen Ellyn Bible Church, Glen Ellyn, IL (February 28, 2011).
  • “David’s Mission in Gath: Intercultural Encounters of 1 Samuel 21-28,” North Central Evangelical Missiological Society, Deerfield, IL (February 26, 2011).
  • “Leadership Development of Mission Leaders,” Wheaton College Graduate School, Chiang Mai, Thailand (January17-21, 2011).
  • “Mission in Acts,” Wheaton College Graduate School, Chiang Mai, Thailand (January 10-14, 2011).

Selected Academic Consultations

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Biographical Dictionary of Renowned Christians, George Thomas Kurian and Mark A. Lamport, editors (2014-Present).
  • Reviewer, Journal of Religious History, Religious History Association (2012-Present).
  • Reviewer, Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Mission Studies (2012-Present).
  • Reader, Doctoral Dissertations, School of Intercultural Studies, Assemblies of God Theological
    Seminary, Springfield, MO (2011-Present).
  • Reviewer, Academic Publications, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, IL (2010-Present).
  • Reviewer, Doctoral Dissertations, EMS Dissertation Series, Evangelical Missiological Society (2009-Present).
  • Reader, Doctoral Dissertations, School of Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary,
    Pasadena, CA (2003-Present).

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