What’s Happening in Global Theological Education in 2024: Dr. Michael Ortiz Speaks

Much of the global church is in need of the West’s riches in terms of biblical and theological training. But how is increasing indigenization of global Christian movements changing the landscape of theological education worldwide?

In this enlightening episode of The Missions Podcast, we sit down with Michael Ortiz, a renowned figure in global theological education. Mike delves into the pressing need for theological education to evolve amidst diverse global cultures, discussing the pivotal role institutions like DTS en Español play in shaping Christian leadership worldwide. He shares his vision for the future of global theological education, exploring its profound impact on mission work and how it can be a catalyst for change in a rapidly shifting world. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of faith, education, and global missions.

Dr. Ortiz, a New York City native and son of Cuban immigrants, embraced Christianity following his legal career in Florida. He holds a ThM from DTS and a PhD from SETECA, specializing in theological education in Spanish-speaking regions, particularly Cuba. At Dallas Theological Seminary, he serves as Vice President for Global Ministries and Associate Professor of Missiology & Intercultural Ministries. He founded DTS en Español and currently leads the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education, making significant contributions to global theological education. A frequent speaker on these subjects, Dr. Ortiz is married to Kathy, with whom he has two adult children, and retains his Florida Bar license.

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