Rev. Dr John Drane

Lecturer in Christian Mission

John Drane has spent much of his adult life wrestling with the challenge of being a Christian in a rapidly changing culture, and has written many books on missional topics, including The McDonaldization of the Church, Do Christians know how to be Spiritual? and After McDonaldization: Mission, Ministry & Christian discipleship in an age of uncertainty – as well as three best-selling books on the Bible which have been translated into more than ninety languages.

John is currently co-chair of the Mission Theology Advisory Group of the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England and of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, as well as being a trustee of Fresh Expressions and chair of its mission shaped ministry board.  He is married to Olive, and they both teach practical theology for Fuller Seminary, California.