Dan Stringer joins the podcast this week to talk about his newly released book.
Dan Stringer is a pastor, author, and campus minister in Honolulu, Hawai’i. His book Struggling with Evangelicalism: Why I Want to Leave and What it Takes to Stay explores how to grapple with mixed feelings about evangelicalism in order to cultivate healthier, less toxic evangelical spaces. He is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Dan serves as the team leader for InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries in Hawai’i and is the Pastor of Theological Formation at Wellspring Covenant Church in Hālawa. He loves seeing communities of faith come to life through God’s grace, joy, and justice. Dan’s educational background includes Wheaton College (BA), Fuller Seminary (M.Div), and the University of Hawai’i School of Social Work (MSW). Let’s Go Bows!
Dan was born on O’ahu and grew up in Mililani, Hawai’i, DR Congo, Nepal, and the Philippines as the child of medical missionaries. His maternal great-great-grandfather Chun Quon Yee Hop immigrated in 1886 from Guangdong, China to San Francisco then Honolulu despite the Chinese Exclusion Act. On his dad’s side, Dan’s 8th-great-grandfather John Stringer came from Cheshire, England to the British colony of Pennsylvania sometime between 1692 and 1737.
Dan enjoys spiritual conversations and is passionate about equipping people to discern how faith, culture(s), and the common good intersect in their context. He has 10 years of experience in pastoral/campus ministry and 8 years in the social work field helping people obtain housing and employment. He has written for Missio Alliance, Inheritance, and is a contributor to Father Factor.
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The book Lori is reading right now that she mentioned on the podcast is: Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes: Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien
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