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About DTS

Rodney H. Orr

Department Chair and Associate Professor of World Missions and Intercultural Studies

BS, Purdue University, 1977; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1990; PhD, University of Edinburgh, 1998.

Dr. Orr spent his formative years in Ethiopia and Germany. He served with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) for 34 years, 17 of which were overseas. Dr. Orr taught at the Nairobi International School of Theology in Kenya and, serving as executive director, helped build Africa Leadership and Management Academy (ALMA), a graduate school in Zimbabwe. While stateside, his ministry focused on Yale University and United Nations diplomats in New York City. Dr. Orr and his wife, Cortina (deceased), have two children, Ariel and Bradley.

Rodney H. Orr
WSC 221
  • WM101 - Intro to World Missions
  • WM210 - Intercultural Communication
  • WM215 - Dynamics of Missionary Develop
  • WM305 - Ministry in African Contexts
  • WM325 - Ministry Multicultural America
  • WM525 - Spiritual Warfare
  • WM530 - Cross-cultural Apologetics & Worldview Evangelism
  • SF245 - MABEL Spiritual Formation
  1. Orr, Rodney H., "Knowing the Incomprehensible God." VERITAS 1 (1992). 1-2.

Academic Interests

  • Missions history
  • Teaching Cross-cultural leadership development and Cross-cultural theological education
  • Missions in African contexts
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship

Personal Interests

  • Walking
  • Reading
  • Listening to music
  • Family outings