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AGTS News: Reading the Bible with help from African Pentecostals: Doug Lowenberg to deliver inaugural address as 2012 Hogan Professor

Doug Lowenberg

Dr. Douglas P. Lowenberg will be inaugurated as the 2012 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions on Tuesday, January, 31, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS. His inaugural lecture is titled "The Book We Hold Dear: Looking at the Bible in Dialogue with Africa."

A reception will immediately follow in the Great Hall.

This is the first in a series of three Hogan lectures this year. The series, "Reading the Bible with Help from African Pentecostals: Allowing Africa to Inform our Hermeneutic" will continue on Thursday, February 16 at 9:30 a.m. and again on Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m.

About Dr. Doug Lowenberg

B.S., Evangel University
M.A.T., Texas Christian University
M.A.T.S., D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary
Ph.D. (Cand.), Regent School of Divinity

Doug and his family presently serve as missionaries in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, with Assemblies of God World Missions. For 16 years, they worked in Kenya, Ethiopia, Togo and Burkina Faso. Doug's ministry has included pastoring, teaching, school administration and church planting. He is the dean of the East Africa Graduate Studies Centre (EAGSC) with locations in Nairobi and Tanzania; chairman of the Biblical Studies Department at the East Africa School of Theology; and a non-resident lecturer at the Pan-Africa Theological Seminary in Lomé, Togo. The seminary offers doctoral training for African leaders across the continent.

Prior to Africa, Doug served for 16 years as administrator and faculty member at North Central University, Minneapolis, MN. During that time, he chaired the Cross-Cultural Ministries Department for 8 years. Previous to teaching, he was the Dean of Students and the Dean of Men.

Doug and Corrine, along with another couple, pioneered and co-pastored a church in Shoreview, Minn., for one year; then Doug continued as senior pastor for three additional years. Before this, he served as a youth pastor in New Orleans. Doug has also done short-term missions work in over 50 countries in South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. On many of these trips, he led teams of university students, exposing them to pioneer missions ministry.

Occasion & Date Presented Documents Length Download
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Inaugural Lecture, "Reading the Bible with help from African Pentecostals: Allowing Africa to inform our Western hermeneutics" (2012 Hogan Lecture #1), 1/31/12

Program for the lecture
Lecture text
Photo gallery

1 hour and 8 minutes Download mp3 65.8 MB
Second Lecture, "Reading the Bible with help from African Pentecostals: Behind the Eyes of the Beholder: The Impact of Wordlview on the Reading of Scripture" (2012 Hogan Lecture #2), 2/16/12 Lecture text
Photo gallery
1 hour and 2 minutes Download mp3 60.2 MB
Final Lecture, "Reading the Bible with help from African Pentecostals: A Twenty-first Century Pentecostal Hermeneutic for Africa and Beyond" (2012 Hogan Lecture #3), 3/28/12 Lecture text 1 hour and 13 minutes Download mp3 70. 5 MB


The J. Philip Hogan Chair of World Missions

The J. Philip Hogan Chair of World Missions at AGTS is an endowed professorship that honors the missionary leadership of this distinguished former executive director of AGWM. As a partnership between AGTS and AGWM, it calls on today’s missionaries and scholars to continue in the heritage of thoughtful, incisive and Spirit-led missiology that Brother Hogan’s ministry left us. A leading missiologist is invited annually to fill the chair in order to explore new dimensions in missiology through teaching, research and writing. Special thanks are due to AGWM, the Hyllberg Memorial Fund, Philip and Virginia Hogan and others who have contributed to the endowment of the Chair.

pulpitPrevious Hogan Chairs

The pulpit in use during the inauguration is from the Swedish Free Mission in Moorhead, Minnesota. This congregation sent the first Pentecostal missionaries from North America, Mary Johnson and Ida Anderson. They arrived in Durban, South Africa in January, 1905, one and a half years before the Azusa Street awakening. This pulpit’s permanent home is the Khoo Kay Peng World Prayer Center on the upper level of AGTS.

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