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Yousaf Sadiq, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology


Dr. Sadiq earned his doctorate from the London School of Theology, UK.  His research draws attention to the contextualization of Psalms in Punjabi language and sociolinguistic issues facing the Punjabi Christians in Pakistan.  He has an ongoing interest in how language affects society’s attitude and how the contextualized Psalms may build bridges with people of other faiths in the South Asian context.  Dr. Sadiq and his wife Ruth, have two children.  He enjoys watching Cricket matches.

London School of Theology, United Kingdom
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary 2015

London School of Theology, United Kingdom
B.A (Hons), Theology 2007

Institute of Linguistics, Pakistan
Diploma, Linguistics 2001


A Global Faith and People: Reflections on World Christianity, Wheaton College, IL (2019)

Evil and the Suffering of God, Evangelical Theological Society, Wheaton College, IL (2017)


American Society of Missiology Annual Meeting (Contextualization and the Arts), St. Mary's College, Indiana (2023)

Annual Pakistani-Indian Christian Convention, Silver Spring, Maryland (2022)

The Urdu/Punjabi Metrical Psalms, European Training Conference, Buckinghamshire, UK (2011)

Bible Translation and the Indian Sub-continent, NBTP Annual Conference, Pakistan (2003)


Biblical Understanding of Christian Persecution, International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, College Church, Wheaton, IL (2017)

Christianity in Pakistan, Weekly Chapel at Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, IL (2014)

Psalms in the South Asian Context, St. John’s Church, London, UK (2013)

Contextualized Worship and the Punjabi Community, Calvary Chapel Asian, Newbury, UK (2013)

Christians in Pakistan, Gebetshaus, Zürich, Switzerland (2013)

South Asian Christian Communities: Struggles and Issues, Reformed Presbyterian Church, Pakistan (2012)

The Psalms in Punjabi, Memorial Church, Pakistan (2012)

  • Biculturalism
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • The Persecuted Church
  • South Asian Church & Culture
  • Global Islam
  • Islamic Cultures
  • Christian-Muslim Relations
  • Global Christian Persecution
  • Power and Privilege in Asian Contexts
  • Global Migration and Refugees
  • Indian Society & Cinema
  • Indian Sub-continent
  • South Asian Christianity
  • Contextualized Punjabi Psalms
  • Islamic Culture & Practices
  • Community Development Projects in South Asia


The Contextualized Worship of the South Asian Punjabi Christian Diaspora. Pp 265-278 in Reflections of Asian Diaspora: Mapping Theologies and Ministries, Sam George (editor) Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2022

The Punjabi New Testament in Persian Script, Bible Translator, 2021

Psalms as bridge-building between Christians and Muslims, Evangelical Quarterly, 2019

How Should We Respond to the Persecution of Christians? Practical Steps for Strengthening the Church, Lausanne Global Analysis, 2019

Jesus’ Encounter with a Woman at the Well: A South Asian Perspective, Missiology: An International Review, 2018

A Precious Gift: The Punjabi Psalms and the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Imam-ud-Din Shahbaz, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 2014

Bible Translation in Pakistan, The Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity, 2010

Sadiq - The Contextualized Psalms book coverThe Contextualized Psalms (Punjabi Zabur)
A Precious Heritage of the Global Punjabi Christian Community

American Society of Missiology