Simply put, the authority and infallibility of Scripture meant that all Scripture should edify the church. Read More >
The daughter of missionaries to South Korea, G. Sujin Pak is Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at Duke Divinity school, where she specializes in the history of Christianity in late medieval and early modern Europe and the history of biblical interpretation during the Reformation era. Her teaching focuses on the theology of the Protestant reformers, the Protestant Reformation and the Jews, women and the Reformation, and the history of biblical interpretation. In her research, as well, she gives particular attention to the role of biblical exegesis in the history of Christian-Jewish relations. Her book The Judaizing Calvin: Sixteenth-Century Debates over the Messianic Psalms was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. Dr. Pak has a long and rich heritage in the United Methodist Church. Two of her grandfathers were United Methodist ministers, her father is a United Methodist pastor and a professor of worship, and many of her aunts and uncles are also ordained in the United Methodist Church. Furthermore, she was born while her father studied at Southern Methodist University, and spent her earliest years in Atlanta while her father got his doctorate at Candler Theological Seminary. Eventually, she attended Emory University for her undergraduate degree and later received her Master's of Theological Studies and PhD from Duke University. Her first job was at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (another UMC seminary!).
Even for our Church fathers, sticking to a more literal reading of Genesis 1 presented a number of difficulties that needed to be addressed. Read More >
If we are to truly be the Church in the present, I believe that it is incumbent on us to listen to those who have gone before us, and recognize that our own “here and now”... Read More >