Today on the podcast, we talked to Dr. Sue Russell, Professor of Mission and Contextual Studies at Asbury Seminary. Prior to coming to the Seminary, Dr. Russell was the Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Chair of the Department of Anthropology at Biola University. And before that, she spent 17 years in cross-cultural ministry and field research with Wycliffe Bible Translators in S.E. Asia, where she worked with a committee of national pastors to complete the translation of the whole Bible into the Tagal language.
We talk about a lot of things, including her call to ministry and her book Relationshift: Changing the Conversation about Men and Women in the Church. This book focuses on relationships, specifically brother-sister type relationships that are based on love, humility and mutuality, rather than specific roles. We talk about what that means and what that can look like in our context.