Broom Colloquium to discuss missions

Posted February 25, 2014

Dr. Brian Howell, professor of anthropology at Wheaton College and a leading researcher on short-term missions, will speak at the Broom Colloquium Wednesday and Thursday on campus. Howell will discuss his recent research and his book Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel and Experience. 

Watch both of Dr. Howell's presentations on YouTube.

The colloquium, held annually and hosted by the Halbert Institute of Missions (HIM), is a campus conversation that encourages the ACU community to relate global issues to God's mission in the world. It's named in honor of the legacy of Wendell and Betty Broom. Wendell Broom was a longtime missions professor and one of the first Church of Christ missionaries to receive advanced academic training in missiology.

Previous speakers include: 

  • 2007 - Dr. Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University: "God Has Gone South: The Rise of Global Christianity"
  • 2008 - Dr. Leonard Sweet, Drew Theological Seminary: "The Gospel According to Starbucks"
  • 2010 - Scott Bessenecker, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship: "Mi$$ions, Monopoly, and Money: Following Jesus in a World of Poverty"
  • 2011 - Dr. Elaie Heath, Perkins Theological Seminary, SMU: "The Mystic Way of Evangelism"
  • 2012 - Global Conference for Vulnerable Missions (multiple presenters)
  • 2013 - Christopher Heuertz, Word Made Flesh, "Friendship at the Margins"


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