Integrating theology and spirituality with cultural sensitivity stands at the center of Dr. Metzger's ministry vision. Dr. Metzger is Professor of Christian Theology and Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University where he also directs The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins. He has been active in intercultural ministry in churches in the States, Japan, and England.
Dr. Metzger is the author of The Gospel of John: When Love Comes to Town (InterVarsity Press, 2010); Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Ecclesiology (co-authored with Brad Harper; Brazos, 2009); Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church (Eerdmans, 2007); and The Word of Christ and the World of Culture: Sacred and Secular through the Theology of Karl Barth (Eerdmans, 2003). He is editor of Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology (T&T Clark International, 2005); and editor of the journal, Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture. Forthcoming works included New Wine Tastings: Theological Essays of Cultural Engagement (Cascade 2011); More Than One Way: How to Talk About Jesus in a Pluralistic Culture (Moody 2011); and A World for All?--Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (co-edited with William F. Storrar and Peter J. Casarella; Eerdmans, 2011).
Dr. Metzger is a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey, and has developed a strategic ministry partnership with Dr. John M. Perkins titled, "Drum Majors for Love, Truth and Justice." The Metzgers have two children. Dr. Metzger has a keen interest in the art of Hokusai and enjoys reading literature.