The Rev. Canon Dr. John A. Macdonald

Pastoral Theology
Associate Professor of Mission and Evangelism
Director of the Stanway Institute for World Mission and Evangelism

BA (honors), Dickinson College, 1979
MDiv, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, 1986
DMiss,  Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010


The subjects of mission and evangelism are critical areas of study at this moment in the Church’s history. They are also topics that are easily misunderstood since we have only re-discovered how important they are. Obtaining the necessary tools to work effectively in these areas becomes even more important for our students as they learn how to apply the Great Commission in all its fullness to their ministries.

Research Interests: 
John's research interests are the growth of progressive secularism in Western Europe and North America, and its impact on the Christian faith; Protestant growth in Latin America; and cultural shifts in American society and their impact on the Christian faith.
Speaking Topics: 
Mission and evangelism
Mobilizing parishes for mission
Chuch planting and congregational development
Impact of postmodernism on the post-Christian world