A Future and a Hope
Mission, Theological Education, and the Transformation of Post-Soviet Society
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Politically alert and deeply learned, this book displays an impressive scholarly erudition, extensive personal experience, and perceptive engagement with post-Soviet context on a number of levels: an essential and timely study. It explores critical issues of identity, mission purpose, and of theological learning as a means of transformation of post-communist realities. I commend this richly textured work to academics and scholars-practitioners seeking to understand the mission of theological education in times of momentous transition."
--Parush R. Parushev, International Baptist Theological Study Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"With the eyes of the world refocused on the Ukraine and Russia, it is a moment of prophetic opportunity into which Searle and Cherenkov speak. Arguing for the church to have renewed focus on the mission of Jesus, a sophisticated understanding of the relationship of the gospel to culture, and an informed understanding of the context presented by post-Soviet society, they demonstrate why this is vitally important for social transformation from Kyiv to Moscow. A most timely word."
--Roger Standing, Spurgeon's College, London, UK
"Searle and Cherenkov have provided an exceptional analysis of the challenges of and hope for Christian higher education in Eastern Europe. Recommending an increasingly ecumenical and practical approach, they offer a Christ-centered hope for the church in society that rises above politics, economics, and denominational turf."
--Marlene Wall, LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania