Revd Dr Michael W. Goheen, BA, MA, PhD

Dr Michael Goheen is Theological Director and Scholar-in-Residence for the Missional Training Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. While based in North America, he is involved in the supervision of doctoral research.

Previously, Dr Goheen held the Jake and Betsy Tuls Chair of Missiology at Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, and the Geneva Chair in Worldview and Religious Studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Canada. He was also a Teaching Fellow at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received his doctorate at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, with a dissertation on Lesslie Newbigin’s missionary ecclesiology. He is ordained in the Christian Reformed Church and works as a part-time minister of preaching at New West Christian Reformed Church, Burnaby, British Columbia. He has written six books, including Drama of Scripture with Craig Bartholomew.

His primary areas of research are mission studies, worldview studies, biblical studies and mission, missional ecclesiology, and gospel and culture.

Latest blog posts

New class on Bonhoeffer

During the spring 2018 term, students were offered the opportunity to take a new 10-week class focused on the life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.   The class, which was taught jointly by Tutor in Theology and Ethics Rev Dr Jon Coutts and Tutor in Christian Doctrine Dr Justin Stratis, worked chronologically through Bonhoeffer’s writings, […]

A Crucible of Formation

Our leaver Helen O’Sullivan reflects on how studying within an intentional community changes the nature of training for ministry.   When I started at Trinity College two years ago I wrote a blog post about the blessings and challenges of living and learning in a new community. There is an African proverb: ‘If you want […]

End-of-year celebrations

Last Friday, 18 May 2018, the college community gathered for an all-age celebration in advance of the next day’s Valedictory service. The picnic on the lawn included egg and spoon races, welly wanging, bouncy castles, face painting, sumo wrestling, a cassock race around college, and an egg toss. To all our leavers: you will be […]

Emma Ineson to become Bishop of Penrith

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Trinity College principal, Rev Dr Emma Ineson, as Bishop of Penrith in the Diocese of Carlisle. Emma’s service of consecration will be in York Minster in February 2019, and she will take up her new appointment shortly before Easter. The college will miss Emma hugely. She has […]