Dr. Richard K. Kronk

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Dr. Richard K. Kronk
Professor of Cross-Cultural Studies rkronk@tfc.edu


  • Ph.D. – Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium
  • Th.M. – Dallas Theological Seminary

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Introduction to Islam
  • Theology of Missions
  • Strategy of Missions
  • History of Missions
  • Anthropology Research Project
  • Leading Culturally Diverse Teams (MAOL)
Publications & Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Islam
  • Church Planting
  • Diaspora Missiology
  • Dreams and Visions
  • The Gospel and Culture
  • Ministry to Muslims


“Dreams and Visions: Muslims’ Miraculous Journey to Jesus”, Destiny Image Publishers, November 2010, 184 pp (French edition 2010, Spanish edition pending publication)

“Margins of Islam: Ministry in Diverse Contexts”, Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah, eds., William Carey Publishers, 2018, 220 pp

“Not-Called: Recovering the Biblical Framework of Divine Guidance”, Wipf & Stock, February 2022, 205 pp.


“Successful Partnership: A Case Study”, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, April 2010 (this article also appeared in “Extending God’s Kingdom: Church Planting Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”, EMIS, August 2010)

“Dreams and Visions: An Historical Assessment of a Current Missiological Phenomenon among Muslims”, Seedbed, December 2012, vol. XXVI, No. 1

“Dreams and Visions: A Biblical Pattern of Divine Encounter for Muslims”, Evangelical Missions Quarterly, July 2013

“Divine Communication: A Biblical Paradigm”, EFCA Today web-blog, http://now.blogs.efca.org/, June 13, 2014

“Fruitful Practices in Ministry to the North American Muslim Diaspora: A Mixed Methods Study”, Rick Kronk, Gene Daniels, Mark Chapman and James Watson, 2017

“God’s Divine Plan for Muslim Immigrants”, Christianity Today, https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2018/april-web-only/gods-divine-plan-for-muslim-immigrants.html, April 10, 2018

“Egalité, Fraternité and Cous-Cous : Ministry to Muslims in the context of a Resurgent Islam and French Laïcité”, in “Margins of Islam: Ministry in Diverse Muslim Contexts”, Gene Daniels and Warrick Farah Eds., William Carey Publishing, 2018

“Les Chrétiens d’Origine Maghrébine en France : le Rôle des Valeurs Sociales, Culturelles, et Religieuses dans le Processus de Conversion et d’Affiliation, partie 1, Missiologie Evangélique, 2019, vol. 7, no. 1.

“Les Chrétiens d’Origine Maghrébine en France : le Rôle des Valeurs Sociales, Culturelles, et Religieuses dans le Processus de Conversion et d’Affiliation, Partie 2, Missiologie Evangélique, 2020, vol. 8, no. 1.

“Relational-Experiential Conversion: An Observed Pattern Among Christians of Maghrebi Background in France” in Pathways to Conversion: How do people convert to Christianity? Sahaya G. Selvam and Gaziena Speelman, eds., publication pending, 2021

“How Calling has handicapped the Great Commission” in Evangelical Missions Quarterly, January 2023


Book Reviews:

“Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies”, eds. Ozgen Felek and Alexander D. Knysh, New York: State University of New York, 2012, in Seedbed, May 2014, vol. XXVIII, No. 1

“Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures: Biblical Foundations and Practical Essentials”, Jayson Georges and Mark D. Baker, Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 245 pages, 2016

“Scattered and Gathered: A Global Compendium of Diaspora Missiology”, Sadiri Joy Tira and Tetsunao Yamamori eds, Oxford: Regnum Books International, 2016, 531 pages.

“Evangelism in a Skeptical World: How to make the Unbelievable News about Jesus More Believable” , Sam Chan, Zondervan, 288 pages, 2018

“Fruit to Harvest: Witness of God’s Great Work Among Muslims”, Gene Daniels, Pam Arlund, Jim Haney, eds.,William Carey Press, 285 pages, 2019

“Crossing Cultures: Preparing Strangers for Ministry in Strange Places”, Stephen M. Davis, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 86 pages, 2019.

“Emerging Gospel Movements: The Role of Catalysts”, Gene Wilson, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 148 pages, 2021, $22.00.

“Mission Affirmed: Recovering the Missionary Motivation of Paul”, Elliot Clark, Wheaton: Crossway, 2022. 235 pp. $19.99

“Leading Multicultural Teams”, Littleton, Evelyn and Richard Hibbert, CO: William Carey Library, 2014, 235 pp. $17.99

Professional Associations
  • Evangelical Missiological Society
Hobbies & Fun Facts

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Reading
  • Fishing
  • Watching College and Pro Sports

People might be interested to know:

  • I love ice cream, all things dark chocolate and I am a killer ping-pong player.
Favorite Verse/Quote

Exodus 4:11-12

“The Lord said to him, ‘Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go, and I, even I, will be with your mouth, and teach you what you are to say.’”


Helping students integrate learning into everyday life