Professor of Theological and Social Ethics
Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since2015
Degrees and Certifications
PhD, Union Theological Seminary, 2001
MTS, Wesley Theological Seminary, 1996
MSW, University of Washington, 1981
BA, St. Olaf College, 1976
Research and Teaching Interests
- The climate crisis as related to race and class.
- Theo-ethical inquiry into economic globalization.
- Theo-ethical inquiry into moral agency and hope.
- The ethical implications of resurrection and incarnation.
- Faith-based resistance to systemic injustice.
- Earth ethics as the intersection of social justice and ecological well-being.
- Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, Fortress Press, 2013.
- The Bible and Ethics: A New Conversation, Fortress Press 2018.
- Public Church: For the Life of the World, Fortress Press, 2004.
- Healing a Broken World: Globalization and God, Fortress Press, 2002.
- "Climate Debt, White Privilege and Christian Ethics as Political Theology," in Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology," Fordham Press, 2015.
- "Being Church in and against White Privilege," in Transforming Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives, Fortress Press, 2010.
- "Free Trade Agreements and the Neo-Liberal Economic Paradigm: Economic, Ecological, and Moral Consequences," Journal of Political Theology, 2009.
- Christian Ethics as Radical Love Embodied.
- Climate Justice: Theology and Action in Relation.
- Faith-Based Social Transformation.
- Earth Ethics as Justice Ethics.
- Public Ministry.