Joshva Raja | Ivory Towers & Muddy Grounds: A Life of Service, Theology, Media, & Education

May 31, 20160 comments


In the first video:

Joshva Raja and Graham Hill discuss what it means to meet Jesus among the margins, the least, the outcast, the suffering, and the HIV positive.

In the second video:

Joshva Raja and Graham Hill discuss developing a positive theology of (and approach to) media.

In the third video:

Joshva Raja and Graham Hill discuss “Ivory Towers & Muddy Grounds”: Developing holistic and fresh approaches to theological education and to contextual and indigenous theology.

About Joshva Raja:

Joshva Raja is ordained in the Church of South India from the Tirunelveli Diocese. He has served for many years among the urban poor in South Asia. He has also served in a parish in Edinburgh, Scotland when he also gained his doctorate from the University of that city. Joshva was an Associate Professor, Chairperson of the Department of The Gospel, Culture and Communication at the United Theological College in Bangalore. He is tutor of World Mission at the Selly Oak Centre for Mission Studies and MA Mission Pathway leader.

Joshva edits an online journal of mission, Rethinking Mission, jointly run by the Methodist Church in Britain and USPG-Anglicans in Mission.

Among his recent published works are:

Handbook on Theological Education 2010 Regnum Publishers Oxford (ed)
Reconstructing Mission 2010 SOCMS Birmingham (ed)
Witnessing Christ in Multicultural Context 2011 LWS Geneva
Convergence of Media and Theology, America Publish 2011, New York

He is a member of the Management Committee of Network for Interfaith Concerns of the Anglican Communion. He also works with WCC ETE in developing theological education around the world. His areas of specialisations are Christian Alternative Communication, Applied Mission and Cultural Anthropological studies.

About Graham Hill:

Graham Hill is the Founder and Director of The GlobalChurch Project, and Vice Principal of Morling Theological College, Sydney, Australia (the website

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