5:15 PM17:15

Jesus and Justice: Exploring our Callings from Genesis to Revelation w/ Dr. Kristen Deede-Johnson

Kristen Johnson is Professor of Theology and Christian Formation at Western Theological Seminary and the author of the award-winning The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance. During her time with us, Kristen will walk through the ways God's heart for justice emerges over the course of the biblical story, from Genesis to Revelation. She will also explore ways we can respond to God's call to seek righteousness and justice, right where we are.

Kristen’s teaching and scholarship engage areas of theology, discipleship and formation, justice, culture, and political theory. In partnership with International Justice Mission, she and Bethany Hanke Hoang wrote the award-winning The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance (Brazos, 2016), which was chosen for Christianity Today’s 2017 Book Awards. She has also written Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference (Cambridge University Press) and an array of articles and book chapters.  In 2018, Kristen was named as one of 10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing by Christianity Today.

Before joining the faculty of Western Theological Seminary, Kristen was the founding director of the Studies in Ministry Minor and the Center for Ministry Studies at Hope College, programs dedicated to upholding the significance of theological formation, spiritual growth, cultural engagement, and vocational discernment.

Kristen grew up outside of Washington, DC, with a few of her growing up years spent in Germany and England.  She met her husband, Tryg, at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland while in graduate school. Together they have two young children, Trygve and Ella, and a dog named Ebey.

for more on Kristen you can vist her website at

Schedule of the evening:

5:15 - Dinner

6:00 - Worship

6:15 - Jesus and Justice by Kristen Johnson

7:15 - Ash Wednesday Celebration

7:30 - Close

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