The largest missiology magazine in the world has dedicated its entire November/December issue to celebrating the School of Intercultural Studies (SIS) at Fuller Theological Seminary. Mission Frontiers, a publication of Frontier Ventures, paid homage to the massive impact the school has had on both the academic study of missions and the training of missionaries for field work. The magazine also highlights SIS’s 50th anniversary, celebrated in October.
“Fuller Theological Seminary performed an innovative work 50 years ago when they opened the School of World Mission (SWM), which later changed its name to the School of Intercultural Studies (SIS),” writes guest editor Jeff Minard. “A separate school focused on mission is common today among seminaries, but it wasn’t then.”
The celebratory issue features Fuller faculty past and present, using excerpts from a forthcoming book edited by Charles E. Van Engen, Arthur F. Glasser Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology of Mission. While the articles are an array of missions topics that have come to the forefront over the past five decades, the magazine notes that much of Frontier Ventures’s own history as a missionary support and training institution is linked to Fuller Seminary’s trailblazing. The graduates and professors of SIS/SWM continue the mission for which it was established a half century ago, and the fruit of that is recognized and lauded by others like Mission Frontiers.
“Today,” Minard writes, “the School of Intercultural Studies is a leader in global and cross-cultural evangelism.”
To see the full November/December issue of Mission Frontiers celebrating SIS, click here.
To see the recap of the SIS 50th Anniversary Celebration, click here.