Intercultural Studies and Missions
Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies, Department Chair, and Director of M.A. (Intercultural Studies)
On Faculty since 1998
Office: BGC 214
Ph.D. (Intercultural Studies), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1998)
M.A. (Theology), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1992)
M.A. (Missiology), Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA (1991)
M.St.Ed. (Education), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia (1983)
B.A. (History & Philosophy of Science), University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia (1980)
B.Sc. [Tech.] (Material Engineering), University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia (1975)
About Robert Gallagher
Dr. Gallagher's professional interests include research into biblical theology of mission, the expansion of Christianity from postapostolic times to 1800, and leadership development of cross-cultural workers. He is an ordained offshore minister of the Australian National Council of CRC Churches International, as well as an ordained minister of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in the United States. His personal interests include reading mission biographies, hiking, travel, watching feature films (1930-60), English mysteries, foreign films, and spending time with his family.
- INTR 504: Perspectives in Global Outreach
- INTR 514: Spiritual Formation & Witness
- INTR 521: Historical Foundations
- INTR 522: Contemporary Mission History
- INTR 531: Theological Foundations
- INTR 533: Great Thinkers in Mission
- INTR 534: Mission in Acts
- INTR 535: Holy Spirit & Mission
- INTR 556: Leadership Development
- INTR 571: Film & Mission
- INTR 667: Leadership in Cultural Context
- INTR 694: Missiology Mentoring Seminar
Membership in Professional Societies
- Cross-Cultural Narratives in the Old Testament
- Hermeneutics of Mission Theology
- Lukan Theology of Mission
- Pneumatology and Mission
- Encountering Missions History. With John Mark Terry. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic (Contracted).
- Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity. With Paul Hertig. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 43. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2009).
- Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context. With Paul Hertig. American Society of Missiology Series, No. 34. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2004).
- Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission. With Charles E. Van Engen and Nancy Thomas. Monrovia, CA: MARC/World Vision (1999).
Landmark Essays in Mission and World Christianity. With Paul Hertig. Korean edition. Trans. by Jeon—seop Moon, Eun—young Moon, Hyung—gug Park, and Choong—hyun Paik. Seoul, Korea: Publishing House The Presbyterian Church of Korea (2012).
“Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s, St. Roland’s, or Ours?” In Missionary Methods: Research, Reflection, and Realities. Evangelical Missiological Society series, No. 21, Craig Ott and J.D. Payne, eds. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library (2013): 21-46.
“That Hideous Strength (1945):" ‘Those Who Serve Devils,’ ‘Real Life is Meeting,’ ‘Anxiety Pitch,’ ‘Lost Love,’ ‘Clearly Known to be Criminal,’ ‘Like the Sound of a Weir,’ ‘Heaven Knows!,’ ‘Never More Than One,’ ‘Our Race’s Incurable Habit,’ and ‘The N.I.C.E.’ In The Soul of C. S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-Six of His Best-Loved Writings, Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington, eds. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers (2010): 147-158.
“The Abolition of Man (1944):" ‘Belief in Objective Value,’ ‘It is Good,’ ‘Self-evidence as Proof,’ ‘Value as Sentiment,’ ‘Instincts at War,’ ‘Scepticism about Values,’ ‘Laughing at Honour,’ ‘Emotional States in Harmony,’ ‘The Doctrine of Objective Value,’ and ‘Irrigating Deserts.’ In The Soul of C. S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-Six of His Best-Loved Writings, Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington, eds. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers (2010): 135-146.
- “The Hebraic Covenant as a Model of Contextualization.” In Appropriate Christianity, Charles H. Kraft, ed. Pasadena, CA: William Carey Library (2005): 135-154.
- “Hope in the Midst of Trial: Acts 12:1-11.” In Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context, Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2004): 157-166.
- “From ‘Doingness’ to ‘Beingness’: A Missiological Interpretation of Acts 4:22-31.” In Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context, Robert L. Gallagher and Paul Hertig, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2004): 45-58.
- “The Forgotten Factor: The Holy Spirit and Mission in Protestant Missiological Writings from 1945-95.” In Footprints of God: A Narrative Theology of Mission, Charles E. Van Engen, Nancy Thomas and Robert L. Gallagher, eds. Monrovia, CA: MARC/WorldVision (1999): 199-214.
“Living Between Two Mountains.” Faculty Voice Series. Wheaton 16:2 (Spring 2013): 60.
“Mission from the Inside Out: An Integrative Analysis of Selected Latin American Protestant ‘Writings’ in Spirituality and Mission.” In Missiology: An International Review 40:1 (January 2012): 9-22.
“Salvation: Narrow Way but Broad Mission”—A Response to Christopher J. H. Wright’s “Salvation Belongs to Our God.” Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue 1:4 (Fall 2010): 10-11.
“The Integration of Mission Theology and Practice: Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians.” Mission Studies: Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies 25:2 (October 2008): 185-210.
- “Zinzendorf and the Early Moravians: Pioneers in Leadership Selection and Training.” Missiology: An International Review 36:2 (April 2008): 237-244.
- “‘Me and God, We’d Be Mates’: Towards an Aussie Contextualized Gospel.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 30:3 (July 2006): 127-132.
- “Spirit-Guided Mission.” Evangelical Missions Quarterly 42:3 (July 2006): 336-341.
- Changing Worlds: Our Part in God’s Plan. With Nathan Bettcher and Bill Vasilakis. CRC International Conference. Adelaide, SA: CRC Churches International (2005).