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G. Sujin Pak

Dean, Boston University School of Theology

G. Sujin Pak the dean of the Boston University School of Theology. Before that, she was an associate professor of the history of Christianity and vice dean of academic affairs at Duke Divinity School. She specializes in the history of Christianity in late medieval and early modern Europe. Pak is a United Methodist layperson with active roles as a teacher and lay preacher in the United Methodist Church. Her family heritage includes numerous UMC pastors, missionaries, deacons and district superintendents. 

Practice Advent as a season of preparation

Shopping should be the last thing on the Christmas to-do list, writes G. Sujin Pak. Instead, the lectionary readings stress repentance. That means ’tis the season to feed the hungry, be satisfied with what you have and live with the end in mind.

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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