Michael Christensen

Michael J. Christensen (M.A., Yale, Ph.D., Drew) is a professor, executive director, and ordained minister in The United Methodist Church. He is an author, speaker and practical theologian affiliated with Drew University in New Jersey, Nazarene Theological Society in Kansas City, and Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego where he lives. He is a faculty member at the Episcopal School for Ministry in San Diego and at Northwind Institute (online). Currently (2019), he is teaching courses in Church History, Ecumenical Theology and Spiritual Formation.

Dr. Christensen’s Ph.D. dissertation and expertise is on “Apocalyptic Interpretations of the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster.” He has published eleven books and many articles on various topics of practical theology, spirituality and social justice, and leadership development, including: Equipping the Saints: Mobilizing Laity for Ministry; Children of Chernobyl: Raising Hope form the Ashes; The World After Chernobyl; City Streets, City People; C. S. Lewis on Scripture; Partakers of the Divine Nature: Deification in the Christian Traditions; and (with Rebecca Laird) three posthumous books by Henri Nouwen known as The Nouwen Trilogy: Spiritual Direction, Spiritual Formation and Discernment.

A noted C. S. Lewis scholar, Dr. Christensen is the author of C.S. Lewis on Scripture, contributor to the C.S. Lewis Bible, and taught courses on Lewis and the Inklings at Drew University over many years. In 2017, the C. S. Lewis Foundation appointed him Senior Fellow in the Scholars-in-Residence Program at the C.S. Lewis Study Centre at The Kiln in Oxford.

Dr. Christensen is Founder/CEO of WorldHope Corps, USA and WorldHope Malawi—which drills village wells, provides educational scholarships, sponsors community health initiatives, and conducts leadership training in Malawi, Uganda and elsewhere. www.worldhopecorps.org

Works by this author

Language: English

Herald of Holiness - December 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Curt Bowers
Ruth Wood Vaughn
Michael Christensen
J. Michael Curry
Donna Gilbert
C. Neil Strait
William Goodman
Alice Hansche Mortenson
Sara Ann DuBose
Mark R. Littleton
E. Ruth Glover
Raymond W. Hurn
Al Truesdale
Lorene Whittington
Scott Meador
Connie Unknown
A Christmas arrangement of red and white poinsettias, two white taper candles, a violin, and a sheet music of Silent Night.

ARTICLES
4 Christmas Kindnesses, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
6 Happy Birthday, Randi, Curt Bowers
7 My Greatest Treasure, Ruth Wood Vaughn
10 Joey’s Christmas, Michael J. Christensen
12 Restitution Brought Peace, J. Michael Curry
14 Empty Arms, Donna Gilbert
18 How Is A Heritage Preserved?, C. Neil Strait
19 Say “No” To Alcohol Ads, William Goodman

English
Type: 
Complete magazine

Herald of Holiness - March 15, 1988

William E. McCumber
Stan Meek
Frank G. Carver
Robert H. Scott
Michael Christensen
J. Grant, Jr. Swank
Morris Chalfant
J. Ray Shadowens
John D. Wilcox
Jeanne Barbasiewicz Hoogstad
E. Ruth Glover
Charles Hastings Smith
Richard A. Miller
Charles Strickland
Jeanne Burges
Robert Shephard
White lily with a purple background
Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God/ "Receive the Holy Spirit"/ Patience in Prayer/ Church of the Nazarene

ARTICLES
4 Making Christianity Credible, Stan Meek
6 “Receive the Holy Spirit”, Frank G. Carver
7 A Continuing Story, Robert H. Scott
8 Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God, Michael J. Christensen
10 Patience in Prayer, J. Grant Swank, Jr.
12 Our Comforting Attorney, Morris Chalfant
14 “Grace” Sings It All, J. Ray Shadowens
16 The New Age… The Old Lie, John D. Wilcox

English
Type: 
Complete magazine