Respectfully Engaging Shintoism

In this episode, Dr. Darrell L. Bock and David and Kathy Sedlacek discuss world religions, focusing on Shintoism

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.

David Sedlacek

My wife and I met and began married life in my home state, Texas. We studied together at Dallas Theological Seminary, then moved with two small boys to Japan in 1995. For 11 years, we raised our family and led a church planting team in the city of Okayama. With three teenage boys, we moved to Tokyo and served with the church planting team that launched SonRise Cafe. From 2011-2014, we lived in Virgina and served began a focus on team and leader development with missionaries around the world. Since the summer of 2014, we have lived in Prague as members of another new church planting team and continue to serve missionary leaders, teams and organizations as a coach and catalyst for personal growth and missional progress.

Kathy Sedlacek

We have served with TEAM since 1995 in Japan, the USA, and in the Czech Republic. Our sons think of Okayama, Japan as their hometown, the place they grew up and lived in the longest. As our ministry assignments changed, one graduated from high school in Tokyo, another in Williamsburg, VA, and the third in Prague. Somehow these MK's all converged on Wheaton College, and by God's grace they follow Jesus, remain good friends, and two have married, bringing us wonderful new daughters.