Seminary Invites Applications to Position in Evangelism and Justice

North Park Theological Seminary invites applications and nominations for the Milton B. Engebretson Chair in Evangelism and Justice

North Park Theological Seminary invites applications and nominations of persons to fill the role of professor of evangelism and justice. The new faculty member will teach in the areas of evangelism and disciple-making, especially as they link the gospel to justice, race, and culture in the seminary’s Master of Divinity and Master of Arts programs, including the School of Restorative Arts. The position also includes directing the seminary’s DMin in Urban Ministry Leadership program.

North Park hopes to attract scholars who have urban pastoral experience and a demonstrated commitment to evangelism, justice, and antiracism. The search committee consists of seminary faculty, staff, students, and administration and colleagues from Love Mercy Do Justice, Start and Strengthen Churches, Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET), and the Council of Superintendents. Committed to building a racially and culturally diverse intellectual community, North Park strongly encourages the nomination and candidacies of persons who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, regardless of gender. Interested applicants can find more information here, and nominations may be sent to Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, the dean of faculty at mclifton-soderstrom@northpark.edu.

The vacancy comes following Dr. Soong-Chan Rah’s accepting a call to Fuller Theological Seminary as Robert Munger Professor of Evangelism.

“Dr. Rah has served North Park for a significant portion of his professional life and has made an enormous impact on the school and the Evangelical Covenant Church,” Clifton-Soderstrom says. “His departure will be a great loss to the community and particularly BIPOC students and faculty for whom he has been a mentor, ally, and advocate.”

In a letter to students, Rah wrote, “I am grateful for the opportunity to have experienced such a unique and loving community. I depart with a great sense of optimism for North Park’s future. The direction and trajectory is an exciting and dynamic one, and I hope to stay connected and contribute, particularly in the School of Restorative Arts program at Stateville Correctional Center. This was a difficult decision but one that was tempered by knowing that North Park Seminary is in a good place and moving towards a good future.”

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