Orality in Missions

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock and Ted Crump discuss orality in missions, focusing on ministering in cultures where people do not read or write.

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) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. 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.

Ted Crump

Ted Crump

Ted is a former military officer and missionary who loves making new friends and talking about Jesus. He holds a BS in Business Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary with an emphasis in Leadership. As Director of Development for Spoken Worldwide, Ted’s primary responsibility is to cultivate and maintain relationships that will expand the Kingdom of God amongst cultures that either cannot or do not read. Ted and his wife, Tina, live in Dallas, Texas, and have three sons, Judah, Roman, and Cameron.