Professor Steve Bevans is a priest of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) and is Professor of Mission and Culture at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. He was in Australia in July, and took time to have a conversation (duration: approx 32 mins) with John Cleary on ABC Local. I’ve valued Bevans’ books a lot over the years. Most recently his Prophetic Dialogue: Reflections on Christian Mission Today (pub. 2011)
“…As a missiologist, his work and his passion is to explain how Churches relate to the world.
There are recent signs the Catholic Church is refocusing on mission. Pope Francis has told priests that to tend their flocks as shepherds, they need to smell like the sheep.
Do current Church doctrines serve the institutions who make them, rather than serve to protect creation?
What does mission look like in a multi-faith modern context?...”
You can find the conversation here.