Dr. David Cashin

Missiologist  &
Muslim & Hindu Specialist

Intercultural Institute for
Contextual Ministry 

Professor of Intercultural Studies
Columbia International University


Dr. Cashin serves with IICM as an Ethnography and Muslim Specialist.  He is a Professor of Intercultural Studies at Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions. Dr. Cashin obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Gordon College and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Indology from Stockholm University, Sweden. While in Sweden, Dr. Cashin served as pastor of two churches. He wrote and taught courses and seminars in Islamic history, theology and Muslim-Christian relations. For nine years Dr. Cashin served in Bangladesh with SIM International. He is fluent in Bengali and Swedish and has extensive knowledge of seven other languages. In the United States Dr. Cashin served as press secretary to the U.S. Center for World Mission and as director of research at the Samuel Zwemer Institute of Islamic Studies. Dr. Cashin is the author of The Ocean of Love: Ali Rajâ’s Âgam and Jnân Sâgara, The Ocean of Love: Middle Bengali Sufi Literature and the Fakirs of Bengal, The Secret of the Blessing of Abraham, and Study Guide for the Blessing of Abraham. He also  has published numerous articles on Islam and other subjects.

Training Specialities

Culture & Worldview


Missions in Muslim Cultures

Missions in Hindu Cultures