Globalization and Blind Spots: Dr. Craig Ott on Contextualization

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In this compelling episode, we delve into the complexities and challenges of contextualizing the gospel in a rapidly globalizing world with Dr. Craig Ott, a leading voice in mission and intercultural studies. Dr. Ott shares his insights on the impact of globalization on Christian missions, the pivotal importance of contextualization without compromise, and the future trends that are shaping cross-cultural missions.

Dr. Craig Ott is the Professor of Mission and Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he also directs the PhD program in intercultural studies. With over twenty-one years of service in Germany with ReachGlobal, Dr. Ott brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the field of Christian missions. He is the author and editor of numerous publications, including the recent The Church on Mission: A Biblical Vision for Transformation among All People. His areas of expertise encompass theology of mission, church planting, and teaching across cultures, making him a respected figure in the mission community. Discover more about Dr. Ott’s work through his publications on Amazon, connect with him via email at, or learn more about his academic contributions at Trinity International University.

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