Beth Newman

Beth Newman has enjoyed the support and challenge of The Ekklesia Project since its beginnings.  She is particularly drawn to EP’s focus on radical discipleship and the unity of the Body of Christ. She was a member of the EP Board (2003-09),was one of our first “Meet the EP” writers, and was a plenary speaker at Gathering 2011.

Having taught theology and ethics for twelve years at Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN), she is now a professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She lives in Virginia with her husband, Jon, a United Methodist pastor, and their two children, Jessica (12) and Jacob (9).

She is the author of Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers (Brazos Press, 2007) in our Christian Practice of Everyday Life series. She has recently been a participant in the Baptist World Alliance Conversations with the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. Beth is working on a book project entitled Attending to the Wounds on Christ’s Body: The Politics of Teresa’s Ecclesial Vision.