Dr. Ivan Satyavrata was inaugurated the 2009-2010 J. Philip Hogan
Professor of World Missions on September 16, 2009. Over this coming year, Dr. Satyavrata will present a series of three lectures entitled "Following the Wind and Riding the Wave: Pursuing the Hogan Legacy into the Second Pentecostal Century."
In his inaugural lecture titled "J. Philip Hogan’s Spirit-led Vision and the Globalization of Pentecostal Missions in the Twenty First Century," Satyavrata focuses on two concurrent global mega-trends: the wave of globalization and the Wind of Pentecostalization. He identifies seven key priorities and action steps for Pentecostal global missions in the twenty-first century and calls Pentecostal leaders to be anchored to the Rock yet geared to the times as they follow the Wind and ride the wave.
Satyavrata presented his second lecture, "Mission 'Made to Travel' in a World Without Borders" on October 6. After establishing the biblical foundation and definition of mission, Dr. Satyavrata addressed three necessary shifts: (1) a new focus on urban centers, (2) a new understanding of indigenous culture, and (3) the development of a viable response to multiculturalism and religious plurality. Ultimately, Satyavrata calls for a mega shift regarding mission—mission is from everywhere to everywhere.
In Satyavrata's third lecture, "Friends in Mission," on November 3, he began with a theological critique of the globalization phenomenon and then focused on the remaining four globalization trends and mission priorities that were outlined in the first lecture, (1) communication technology and creative innovation, (2) the rise of global poverty and threat to human life necessitating the development of a theology of integral mission and interdependence, (3) political resistance to traditional missionary activity and the need to pursue creative avenues of access, (4) and the need to work towards partnership/covenant relationship in mission. Finally, Satyavrata calls for a second mega shift in missions—from paternalism and partnership to “friends in mission."
An additional link to a video of Satyavrata speaking in chapel at AG Headquarters on November 10, 2009, is included below.