AGTS News: Reading the Bible with help from African Pentecostals: Doug Lowenberg to deliver inaugural address as 2012 Hogan Professor
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.
|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
|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
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• Photo gallery
|1 hour and 2 minutes
|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
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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
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.
Previous 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.
out the Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at AGTS!
Monday, May 7, 2012 3:27 PM