Geoffrey Holsclaw

Affiliate Professor of Theology, and Director of the Master of Arts in Theology and Mission Program

In 2003 Geoff began co-pastoring at Life on the Vine Community Church, a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. In 2018 he became the Youth and Families Pastor (shared with his wife, Cyd) at Vineyard North in Grand Rapids, MI.  In addition to local church pastoring Geoff participates in the regional and nation movement of missional churches through Ecclesia Network and Missio Alliance.

You can follow Geoff on his personal site, or on Twitter and Facebook.

His interests in theology are the intersection of worship, politics, and theology. Geoff is hoping to produce short introductions to the traditional themes of theology from the perspective of God’s mission in the world.

Geoff has published several articles on theology, political theology, and political philosophy, has co-authored the popular book Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier and Transcending Subjects: Augustine, Hegel, and Theology.

Geoffrey's EDUCATION

PhD in Religious Studies (Theology and Society), Marquette University (2013)
MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2003)
BA in Philosophy, University of California (1999)

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Can I Get a Witness? or, the weakness of God

[embed]https://soundcloud.com/theology-on-mission/can-i-get-a-witness-or-the-weakness-of-god[/embed] If God is so powerful, why does God need witnesses? What kind of God needs others to speak for him? David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw jump in again by tackling the question, "Why does God entrust the future of the world to human messengers?" Also, check out the Theology…

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