Grace Seminary Professor of Intercultural Studies Dr. Thomas Stallter recently released his new book, “The Gap Between God and Christianity: The Turbulence of Western Culture,” through Resource Publications. The book is an effort to help Christians, particularly in Western culture, to close the gap that has grown between the infinite God and limited cultural beings.
Thomas M. Stallter is Professor of Intercultural Studies. Stallter has a heart for the world and for preparing others to reach out to those of other cultural worldviews. Whether teaching cultural anthropology or world religions or even methods of social research, his real intention is to prepare students for the impact of culture on relationships and ministry. “Relating to real people in a multicultural world with a relevant message that touches both felt needs and spiritual needs is our part in the mission of God.” After 18 years of service in Africa, he served 19 plus years at Grace College & Seminary and continues to teach in retirement, preparing others to take his place. “Penetrating worldviews with God’s love and grace is our purpose. His love for the world is our calling. His Spirit is our strength. His amazing grace in our lives is our motivation.” Stallter’s recent publications are The Gap Between God and Christianity: The Turbulence of Western Culture (2022) and Finding Freedom and Grace in a Broken World: A Journey in the Purposes and Providence of God (2024).