About
Graham Joseph Hill

ABOUT GRAHAM JOSEPH HILL OAM PHD

Welcome to my author and ministry website, a place for Jesus-centered resources that deepen integrity, wisdom, justice, mission, and faith.

I’m an author, pastor, professional supervisor, and scholar of World Christianity, intercultural theology, and mission studies (formerly Assoc Professor of the University of Divinity). I’ve been in ministry since 1988. Over the last 30 years, I’ve been involved in church planting, pastoring, theological education, professional supervision, and training people for ministry and mission.

In the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours list, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia awarded me the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for “service to theological education and to the Baptist Churches of Australia.”

I’m the Director of Professional Supervision Australia, Misson Catalyst for Church Planting and Mission Renewal with the Uniting Church in Australia, former Principal of a theological college, associate professor at the University of Divinity, and founding Director of The Global Church Project.

I received my MTheol from the University of Notre Dame, Australia, and a Ph.D. from Flinders University, Australia. I’m the author of 15 books, including Global Church, Healing Our Broken Humanity (co-authored with Grace Ji-Sun Kim), Salt, Light and a City (two volumes), Holding Up Half the Sky, and Hide This in Your Heart (co-authored with Michael Frost). My writings have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese.

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I’ve served as a Visiting Scholar at the Korea Baptist Theological University and Seminary in South Korea and taught at numerous seminaries and universities throughout the Asia-Pacific. I also teach within the Doctor of Ministry program of Abilene Christian University in Texas. I serve on theological committees within the Asia-Pacific Baptist Federation and the Baptist World Alliance.

I have delivered lectures at educational institutions worldwide, such as Boston University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Hillsong College, Carey Baptist Theological College, Laidlaw College, Torch Trinity University, Korea Baptist University, Lipscomb University, Abilene Christian University, and Yonsei University. I have spoken at national and international gatherings of groups like World Vision, Compassion Australia, International Justice Mission, Christians for Biblical Equality, Common Grace, Christian Schools Australia, Australian Association of Mission Studies, Missions Interlink, Hillsong College, the Baptist World Alliance, Micah Global, WEC International, the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, and Our Daily Bread International.

I have served on the editorial committee for the book Christianity in Oceania (Edinburgh Companions to Global Christianity), published by Edinburgh University Press. I’ve served on the Executive of the University of Divinity, along with the Vice-Chancellor and other seminary Principals. I am the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Mission Studies.

My main areas of research include trends in World Christianity, intercultural theology, mission studies, and themes in applied theology. I love thinking about Christian approaches to faith, life, and culture. I write about themes in biblical equality, biblical studies, systematic theology, mission, intercultural theology, and justice. I teach courses on Christian leadership, church revitalization, and missional and intercultural theology. My teaching areas also include spiritual formation and World Christianity. I often lecture on church health, leading through change and transition, and more. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I love supervising research Masters and Doctoral students.

The Baptist Churches of Australia ordained me in 2000. I have pastored and planted churches in Perth and Sydney. One of my great joys in ministry has been pastoring in some of the largest churches in Australia. I attend Wesley International Congregation in Sydney. This church is a healthy, missional, and Christ-centred church. I have the joy of being a frequent conference speaker in Australia and around the world.

I am the father of three beautiful daughters whom I adore. I love writing and research and spending time in a forest or by the sea.

“Graham Joseph Hill is one of the finest missional scholars in the world, and the only one dedicated to making the work of Christians in the Global South (Majority World) known to the West, and also one of the only ones who describes the work of others with meticulous care and fairness. When I think of world theologians today I think of Graham – and I don’t say that lightly. Yes, there are more famous scholars but there are none doing his admirable and noble work of mediating the voices of those who have been silenced by not being in the places of power. The work he has done, too, with defending women in ministry is singularly clear and effective, and my own students have found this new book of his most helpful. If I could invite one person to my school to be a professor of missional theology, it would be Graham Joseph Hill. No rivals for me.”

 

Rev. Canon Dr. Scot McKnight+
Professor of New Testament
Northern Seminary

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Qualifications: OAM, Cert C&M (ACT), Cert IV WT&A (Tabor), HonsDipMin (SCD), BTheol (SCD), PG Cert TESOL (Macquarie), GradCertPS (UD), MTheol (Notre Dame), PhD (Flinders)

 

Graham Joseph Hill publications

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Books

World Christianity: An Introduction. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2024 (forthcoming).

Sunburnt Country, Sweeping Pains: The Experiences of Asian Australian Women in Ministry and Mission (Series: Faith and Justice in These Lands Now Called Australia). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022.

The Soul Online: Bereavement, Social Media, and Competent Care. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2021.

Hide This in Your Heart: The Bible for Radicals and Activists. Carol Stream, IL: NavPress, 2020 (with Michael Frost).

Salt, Light, and a City: Conformation – Ecclesiology for the Global Missional Community: Volume 2, Majority World Voices. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020.

Holding Up Half the Sky: A Biblical Case for Women Leading and Teaching in the Church. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2020.

Healing Our Broken Humanity: Practices for Revitalising the Church and Renewing the World. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2018 (with Grace Ji-Sun Kim).

Salt, Light, and a City: Ecclesiology for the Global Missional Community: Volume 1, Western Voices. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017.

Global Church: Reshaping Our Conversations, Renewing Our Mission, Revitalising Our Churches. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015.

Salt, Light, and a City: Introducing Missional Ecclesiology. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2012.

Devotional Books

Exodus: Embracing Freedom and Upholding Covenant with God: A Fifty-Day Devotional (Series: Daily Devotions With Jesus). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2024.

Matthew: Seeking the Kingdom and Pursuing Righteousness: A Fifty-Day Devotional (Series: Daily Devotions With Jesus). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2024.

Genesis: Embracing Beginnings and Honoring Covenants: A Fifty-Day Devotional (Series: Daily Devotions With Jesus). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2024.

Edited Books

Relentless Love: Living Out Integral Mission to Combat Poverty, Injustice and Conflict. Carlisle: Langham, 2020.

Signs of Hope in the City: Renewing Urban Mission, Embracing Radical Hope. Melbourne: ISUM, 2015.

Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

Theses and Dissertations

“An Examination of Emerging–Missional Ecclesiological Conceptions: Missional Ecclesiology and the Ecclesiologies of Miroslav Volf, Joseph Ratzinger and John Zizioulas.” Ph.D. diss., Flinders University, 2009.

“Cybergnosticism? A Study of Contemporary Christian Faith Communities in Cyberspace.” M.Theol. diss., University of Notre Dame Australia, 2004.

Book Chapters

“Recovering in Community.” In A Just Passion: A Six-Week Lenten Journey, edited by Ruth Haley Barton. Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2022 (with Grace Ji-Sun Kim).

“Foreword.” In Reaching for Immortality: Can Science Cheat Death? A Christian Response to Transhumanism, Sandra J. Godde. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2022.

“Protestants in Oceania.” In Christianity in Oceania (Series: Edinburgh University Companions to Global Christianity), edited by Kenneth R. Ross. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

“Misión Integral.” In Relentless Love: Living Out Integral Mission to Combat Poverty, Injustice and Conflict, edited by Graham Joseph Hill. Carlisle: Langham, 2020.

“Exploring Signs of Hope in the City.” In Signs of Hope in the City: Renewing Urban Mission, Embracing Radical Hope, edited by Graham Joseph Hill. Melbourne: ISUM, 2015.

“Shaping Christian Spirituality and Theology for a New Urban World.” In Signs of Hope in the City: Renewing Urban Mission, Embracing Radical Hope, edited by Graham Joseph Hill. Melbourne: ISUM, 2015.

“Following Our Servant Lord and His Mission.” In Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship, edited by Graham Joseph Hill. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

“Shaping Missional Churches and Associations.” In Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship, edited by Graham Joseph Hill. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

“The Theology and Practices of Self-Emptying Missional Servantship.” In Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship, edited by Graham Joseph Hill. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

“Emerging-Missional Ecclesiology and the Future of Denominational Leadership and Affiliation.” In Beyond 400: Exploring Baptist Futures, edited by Michael Parsons. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011.

“An Introduction to the Theology of Youth Ministry.” In Doing Youth Ministry in a Naga Context, edited by Soren Oestergaard. Nagaland: Project Nehemiah, 2002.

Journal Articles

“The Atonement, Healing, and Christian Mission.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.18, No.1 (2024): 24–32.

“An Introduction to World Christianity as a Discipline and Methodology.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.17, No.2 (2023): 35–49.

“Intercultural Theology and Contextualising Mission.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.17, No.1 (2023): 6–17.

“Shaping Christian Spirituality and Theology for a New Urban World.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.17, No.1 (2023): 27–37.

“Asian Australian Women in Ministry and Mission.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.16, No.2 (2022): 11–28.

“The Atonement and Healing.” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research. Vol.8, No.1 (May 2013): 9–18.

“Authentic Contextualization of Theology and Practice in Youth Ministry.” Journal of Youth and Theology. Vol.1, No.2 (2002): 36–46.

Book Reviews

“Intercultural Theology, Volume 1: Intercultural Hermeneutics.” Review of Henning Wrogemann’s book. Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Vol 24, No.1, Spring 2024.

“Salvific Intentionality in 1 Corinthians: How Paul Cultivates the Missional Imagination of the Corinthian Community.” Review of Scott Goode’s book. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol.17, No.2, 68–69, 2023.

“Intercultural Theology, Volume 2: Theologies of Mission.” Review of Intercultural Theology, Volume 2: Theologies of Mission, by Henning Wrogemann. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol.17, No.1, 63–64, 2023.

“The Missions and Missional Purpose of Ephesians: Participation in the Mission of God” Review of The Missions and Missional Purpose of Ephesians: Participation in the Mission of God, by Timothy A. van Aarde. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol.17, No.1, 66–67, 2023.

“Intercultural Theology, Volume 1: Intercultural Hermeneutics.” Review of Intercultural Theology, Volume 1: Intercultural Hermeneutics, by Henning Wrogemann. Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, Vol 23, 2023.

“Intercultural Theology, Volume 1: Intercultural Hermeneutics.” Review of Intercultural Theology, Volume 1: Intercultural Hermeneutics, by Henning Wrogemann. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol.16, No.2, 95–97, 2022.

“Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action.” Review of Practicing Peace: Theology, Contemplation, and Action, by Michael John Wood. Australian Journal of Mission Studies, Vol.16, No.2, 98–99, 2022.

“What the Bible Actually Teaches on Women.” Review of What the Bible Actually Teaches on Women, by Kevin Giles. The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, Winter 2019.

“Structured for Mission: Renewing the Culture of the Church.” Review of Structured for Mission: Renewing the Culture of the Church, by Alan Roxburgh. The Missional Network, 2016.

“A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story.” Review of A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story, by Michael W. Goheen. Ethos Centre for Christianity and Society, 2012.

Editorials

“Editorial.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.17, No.1 (2023): 4.

“Editorial.” Australian Journal of Mission Studies. Vol.16, No.2 (2022): 7–10.

Membership in Editorial Boards

Christianity in Oceania (Series: Edinburgh University Companions to Global Christianity), edited by Kenneth R. Ross. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021 (member of Editorial Advisory Board).

Online Publications

2023 May Mission Month – Alongsiders Pastor’s and Leader’s Guide. Melbourne: Baptist Mission Australia, 2023: 1–35.

YouVersion Study Guide – Hide This in Your Heart: Memorizing Scripture for Kingdom Impact. Edmond, OK: Life Church, 2022.

Blog Posts

“Let’s Stop Talking about Masculinity and Start Talking about Discipleship.” Christians for Biblical Equality International, 2019. {This is a Top 15 CBE 2019 Writing Contest winner).

Blogs at GrahamJosephHill.com – https://grahamjosephhill.com/blog/

Blogs at TheGlobalChurchProject.com – https://theglobalchurchproject.com/blog/

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