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Jack L. Seymour

Rev. Dr. Jack Seymour, Professor of Religious Education at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Caucasian man
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  • B.S., Ball State University
  • M.Div., D.Min., Vanderbilt University Divinity School
  • Ph.D., George Peabody College

In a world, and even in a church, where division and mistrust are too often the reality, "glimpses" of hope do break through, calling us to community. Religious education begins by witnessing to those glimpses of God's grace. Religious education also seeks to build faithful communities that work for hope and justice in the midst of difference. Therefore, my recent publications have sought to empower the church to teach and live “the way of Jesus;” to describe approaches to interfaith religious education; and to empower the people of God to become interpreters of scripture.  Outside the seminary, I co-chair the editorial committee of Horizons in Religious Education, the book series of the Religious Education Association (REA).  Previously, for 11 years, I edited the REA interfaith and intercultural journal, Religious Education. I also serve as a consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning, seeking to assist faculty to grow as teachers in theological education.