Ed Smither is Associate Professor of Church History and Intercultural Studies at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary where he directs the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies. He received his PhD in Historical Theology from the University of Wales (Lampeter, UK) and his dissertation on Augustine of Hippo was later published as Augustine as Mentor: A Model for Preparing Spiritual Leaders. He received a PhD in Intercultural Studies at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) with an emphasis on the history and theology of the evangelical missions movement from Latin America. He and his wife Shawn have three children—Brennan, Emma, and Eve—and, as a family, they love to go for walks in the park, to vacation at the North Carolina Outer Banks, and cheer for the Washington Redskins.
Lessons from a Tentmaking Ascetic in the Egyptian Desert: The Case of Evagrius of Pontus, Missiology: An International Review (2011)
In this article, an invitation is given to modern practitioners and thinkers on missionary tentmaking...
Bridging the “Excluded Middle”: The Case of Brazilian Evangelical Missionaries Serving among Arab-Muslims, Global Missiology (2011)
Since Paul Hiebert first challenged missiological reflection with his notion of the “excluded middle,” missiologists...
Missão Integral [holistic mission or the ‘whole Gospel’] Applied: Brazilian Evangelical Models of Holistic Mission in the Arab-Muslim World, Verbum et Ecclesia (2011)
In this article, I will first show the historical development of this theological approach within...
The Impact of Evangelical Revivals on Global Mission: The Case of North American Evangelicals in Brazil in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Verbum et Ecclesia (2010)
The aim of the current article is to show that an important element behind the...
Dressed for Worship: Reflections on Worship in an International, Multi-cultural Church, Ethnodoxy Journal (2008)
Review: The Facilitator Era: Beyond Pioneer Church Multiplication, Occasional Bulletin of the Evangelical Missiological Society (2011)
Review: Wealth and Poverty in Early Church and Society, Journal of Early Christianity (2009)
Review: The Great Commission: Evangelicals and the History of World Missions, The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (2008)
Review: Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church, Criswell Theological Review (2008)
Review: How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity, Criswell Theological Review (2008)
Persuasion or Coercion: Augustine on the State’s Role in Dealing with Other Religions and Heresies (2006)
Brazilian Evangelical Missions among Arabs: History, Culture, Practice, and Theology, Faculty Dissertations (2010)
The aim of this work is to tell part of the story of the Brazilian...
Principles Of Mentoring Spiritual Leaders In The Pastoral Ministry Of Augustine Of Hippo, Faculty Dissertation (2006)
Though Augustine is highly regarded for his contribution to philosophy and theology, his primary occupation...
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