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

Coronavirus update

  In response to the government’s regulations, and out of care for our community of students and staff and our wider Bristol community, we began working last week to enable all of our students to complete their final weeks of classes remotely, to continue to participate in chapel and pastoral groups together remotely, and to […]

The persevering people of God

What does it mean to be the people of Jesus in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic? A timely message from Tutor in Pastoral and Ministerial Studies Revd Dr Helen Collins, shared in our virtual chapel this morning.  Three weeks ago, I began to think about what passage to choose for what would have been an […]

Poverty in the Early Church and Today

Trinity Tutor in New Testament Prof Steve Walton and Tearfund’s Hannah Swithinbank have co-edited an innovative book of essays that brings the expertise of those working to alleviate poverty together with the expertise of biblical scholars. This allows for a unique conversation about how Christians might think and act about poverty today. Q. Can you […]

The pain and gain of learning Greek

One of the things I was most looking forward to as I approached the beginning of my studies at Trinity was learning Greek. For years I had heard sermons where the preacher had pronounced ‘In the Greek it says…’ and proceeded to unfold seemingly profound mysteries through knowledge of this ancient language. Being the investigative […]