• Beth Jones

welcome to church blogmatics from Beth Felker Jones

Updated: Mar 25

Welcome to my new blog, church blogmatics (big thanks to @martynwendell at twitter for the name!)

I've set up this site as a place to organize my work. Since theology encompasses every part of life, I don't expect the blog to be strictly doctrinal, though there will be some of that, because I love doctrine.

My name is Beth Felker Jones, and I serve as professor of theology at Northern Seminary in the Chicago area, where I direct the doctoral program in doctrine & ministry.

(Applications are open now; please contact me if you're interested in joining our first cohort in fall of 2022).

My delight is to serve the church by training and equipping leaders and laypeople in the joys of Christian theology. I love to write for both church and academy.

I'm married to Brian, a United Methodist Pastor, and we live in Wheaton, IL with our four children and two dogs.

As a systematic theologian, I love the broad swath of Christian doctrine. I hold the MTS and PhD from Duke University. My commitments are Wesleyan, Nicene-Chalcedonian, ecclesial, and evangelical. I've written about theology of the body, the importance of doctrine for the church, and Christianity and gender. I'm currently working on two books: Why I Am Protestant (with Intervarsity Press) and Converting Love: A Systematic Theology of Conversion (with Oxford University Press).

Some links at this site are affiliate links, through which I may receive a small payment if you make a purchase (book buying money!)

I welcome opportunities to engage with the church and academy, and you can contact me through this site. I also welcome you to sign up for site updates.

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." (Ephesians 1:3-6, NRSV).

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