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

Retreat to Franciscan community

Over the weekend of 2-4 November, Trinity students were offered the opportunity to participate in a retreat to the Franciscan community of Hilfield Friary in Dorset. Eight students and missiology tutor Rev Dr Howard Worsley travelled there to join the resident community in their prayers, meals, and chores. ‘This trip, which we regularly organise as […]

New ‘dispersed learning’ track

Through Trinity College Bristol’s new dispersed learning track, ordinands have the option to train at Trinity without moving home. Dispersed learners can complete the Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission in two years or the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theology, Ministry and Mission in three years, both accredited by Durham University. Trinity’s dispersed learners […]

Cross-cultural learning

Last summer three Trinity students engaged in learning experiences that broadened their understanding of the global church, and what it can mean to be a Christian and to be a vicar. Ordinand Rebecca Heath-Taylor completed a placement in Harare, Zimbabwe with a charity called Cross-Over. Cross-Over aims to meet the educational needs of poor communities […]

What is the Green Team?

This year, in allotting students’ jobs within the college community, the Student Exec has for the first time given three students the role of serving in a ‘Green Team’.   This group will be working with college kitchen and properties staff to consider how the Trinity community can take practical steps to become more sustainable […]