Global Perspectives: India

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Timothy Muthyala discuss church challenges in India, focusing on how the mixture of languages, ethnicities, cultures, and religions impacts evangelism.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Timothy Muthyala

Tim Muthyala is born and raised up in India. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.  Convinced by a sense of ministry calling, he studied Master of Theology at  Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduating from Dallas Seminary, while working as an adjunct faculty at a seminary, he and his team are working on producing pastoral resources in native Indian languages. Currently, they are developing a website for pastoral training and written resources.  

Tim is the founder of Christian Basket India and Kurios India Foundation.