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Guest Speaker Dr. Jonathan J. Bonk, Performance by The Whyte Ridge Men’s Quartet
Dr. Jonathan J. Bonk is Executive Director Emeritus and Senior Mission Consultant of the Overseas Ministries Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut (www.omsc.org). He is Senior Contributing Editor of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research (www.internationalbulletin.org). He is founding director of the Dictionary of African Christian Biography, an electronic, multilingual, non-proprietary reference tool (www.dacb.org) now based at Boston University, where he serves as Research Professor of Mission Studies. He served for twenty years as Professor of Global Christian Studies at Providence College and Theological Seminary in Canada, and for ten years as Adjunct Professor of Evangelism and Mission at Yale Divinity School and at the Presbyterian College and Seminary in Seoul.
He was raised in Ethiopia by missionary parents, serving there with his wife in famine relief from 1974–1976. A Mennonite, he holds a PhD from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He has been President of the American Society of Missiology (ASM), the Association of Professors of Mission (APM), and of the International Association for Mission Studies (IAMS). He is the author of numerous articles, reviews, and books. His best-known book is Missions and Money: Affluence as a Western Missionary Problem (Orbis: 1st edition 1991; 2nd edition 2007. He is editor of the Encyclopedia of Missions and Missionaries, Volume 9 in Routledge’s Religion and Society Series (2007). He travels extensively in Africa and Asia.
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