HOUSTON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
Visiting Professor of Missional Theology
About Dr. Franke
John R. Franke is professor of missional theology at Yellowstone Theological Institute in Bozeman, MT; professor of religious studies and missiology at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven, Belgium; and general coordinator for The Gospel and Our Culture Network in North America. He holds the DPhil degree from the University of Oxford and is particularly interested in engaging postmodern thought and culture from the perspective of missional Christian faith. He has spoken on the relationships between the gospel, theology, mission, and culture throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Publications & Presentations
He is the author of numerous articles and reviews as well as several books including Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context (Westminster John Knox) with Stanley Grenz, The Character of Theology: An Introduction to its Nature, Task, and Purpose (Baker Academic), Barth for Armchair Theologians (Westminster John Knox), and Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth (Abingdon). His most recent book, Missional Theology: Reforming Christianity for the Sake of the World is forthcoming from Baker Academic.