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

Moving in to Carter?

While many of our students live in homes and flats in the various neighbourhoods of Bristol, in an average year, a close-knit community of between 25 and 30 single and commuter students live in our Carter building. Will you be joining the Carter community this autumn? Read more here about life in Carter from our […]

Meet our 2019-20 chaplains

Our chaplains offer a listening, impartial ear, as well as a willingness to pray with and for those within our community, whether you are wrestling with personal issues, or just needing a space to vent. We have one returning chaplain and three new chaplains joining us this autumn. Read more about each of them here.

What did the first Christians say about Jesus?

Twenty years passed between Jesus’ lifetime and the writing of the first New Testament books. Do you ever wonder where the stories we read about Jesus in our Bibles today came from? That question is at the root of associate faculty member Rev Dr David Wenham’s new book From Good News to Gospels (Eerdmans, 2018). […]

Alumni story: A voice for women in Pakistan

Many women in Pakistan are caught in a patriarchal system that denies them equal rights with men. Alumna Naureen Akhtar is daily working to empower them.   Last March, Naureen Akhtar (Trinity 2013) stood shoulder to shoulder among the thousands of women who marched in the cities of Pakistan for gender equality, demanding equal social, […]