About Randy Woodley

Rev. Dr. Randy S. Woodley serves as Distinguished Associate Professor of Faith and Culture and Director of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies at George Fox Seminary and University in Portland, Oregon, http://www.georgefox.edu/seminary/faculty/bio/randy-woodley.html. Randy is a teacher, writer, poet, Eco-justice advocate, activist, former pastor, missionary, missiologist and historian.Woodley has authored books, chapters and articles for publications such as the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Baker Academic), An Emergent Manifesto of Hope (Baker), The Justice Project (Baker), and The Global Dictionary of Theology (IVP). Renowned Missiologist Ralph Winter said of Woodley's book, Living in Color: Embracing God's Passion for Ethnic Diversity (IVP), "perhaps the most important book any American citizen could read who wants to truly understand global missions." Randy blogs at Ethnic Space and Faith found at http://ethnicspace.wordpress.com/Randy continues to be involved in grassroots ministry/activism and community organizing today, as he has for most of his adult life. Randy and Edith continue to consult and mentor those serving Native American communities concerning indigenous ministry and mission. They also lead a local Native American gathering at their home in Newberg, Oregon. The Woodleys have four children. Woodley may be contacted at rwoodley@georgefox.edu. His new book, Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision will be released by William B. Eerdmans in June 2012.
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