Tim Stabell, PhD

Adjunct Faculty
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Teaches:
Theology of Mission, Cultural Anthropology, Urban Sociology

Background

I grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the son of American Baptist missionaries, and then worked with my wife Susan in Congo from 1982 to 1996. We have four children, all born during the years that we were working in Congo. Our kids are all married now, and we have six wonderful grandchildren.

After our years in Congo, I went on to do a PhD in Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and then taught full-time at Briercrest College for 10 years. I am currently serving as pastor at Prairie Winds Church in Moose Jaw.

Along with this, since 2005 I have also had the privilege of returning to eastern Congo for a month or two about once a year to teach mission courses at Shalom University in the town of Bunia.

Education

BA Sociology, Eastern Baptist College
MA Sociology, The New School for Social Research
MA Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
PhD Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Research

The Christian response to witch accusations and beliefs about witchcraft/sorcery among Christians in Africa.

Publications

  • 2010. “’The modernity of witchcraft and the gospel in Africa.” Missiology 38 (4): 460-474.
  • 2005. “Rethinking Contextualization and the Gospel in Africa.” Africa Journal of Evangelical Theology 24, no. 2: 165-78.
My classes helped show me what I was passionate about and where my strengths are. But primarily I was encouraged by conversations with professors. They went above and beyond to encourage me and help me get the most from my experience at Briercrest.
Trevor Loken