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Spring 2003 Lectureship Series with Sherwood G. Lingenfelter, January 14-16, 2003

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Spring 2003 Lectureship Schedule

Sherwood G. Lingenfelter serves as Provost and Senior Vice President of Fuller Theological Seminary, the largest multi-denominational seminary in the world. Prior to his appointment as provost and senior vice president, Dr. Lingenfelter served Fuller as Dean of the School of World Mission and Professor of Anthropology.

Sherwood Lingenfelter earned a B.A. from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, in 1963, with a major in English Literature. From Wheaton he continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he studied cultural Anthropology and earned his Ph.D. in 1971. Sherwood and his wife, Judith, collected their doctoral dissertation research on Yap in the Western Caroline Islands, learning the Yapese language and conducting more than three years of field research over a ten-year period.

Dr. Lingenfelter answered questions from the student body during a pizza luncheon, Thursday, January 16, 2003.

An active person in missions, Dr. Lingenfelter has studied with short-term research projects with the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) in Brazil, Cameroon, and Suriname. He has also served as consultant to SIL in Papua New Guinea, Borneo, Philippines, Africa, and Latin America. Dr. Lingenfelter was the consultant and lecturer to the Summer Institute for Program development in Brazil and England and has conducted workshops for Wycliffe Bible Translators and (SIL) in twelve different countries.

In addition to his shorter team research projects, Dr. Lingenfelter has published several books concerning missions. His recent books include Agents of Transformation: A Guide for Effective Cross-Cultural Ministry, Transforming Culture: A Challenge for Christian Mission, and Ministering Cross-Culturally. He has also contributed work on the subject of “Developing indigenous leaders,” “Understanding social organization for translation and church planting ministries,” and “Out of cultural bias: pilgrim life-styles for cross-cultural ministry.”

Booksigning, Thursday, January 16, 2003

Prior to arriving at Fuller, Dr. Lingenfelter served as Professor of Intercultural Studies (1983-1999) and provost and senior vice president (1988-1999) at Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also served as a professor of anthropology for fifteen years in the State University of New York at Brockport.

In addition to his vast academic career, Dr. Lingenfelter has contributed directly to the life of the church. He was licensed as an elder in the Fellowship of Brethren Churches in 1962. Dr. Lingenfelter then served two years as district missions pastor in Asbury Hills, Illinois, and then as Assistant Pastor in the First Brethren Church of W. Kittanning, Pennsylvania. His most recent church ministries include serving as an elder at Bellflower Brethren Church in California. In 1993, he was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Grace Brethren Foreign Missions.

Students filled the Great Hall to hear Dr. Lingenfelter during a Q&A session and pizza luncheon, Thursday, January 16, 2003.

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