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    1. Before you go...

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    1. What to expect

    2. Join us LIVE on Zoom

    3. Webinar replay - Amy L. Chilton (Apr 18, 2024)

    4. May 16 - Rev. David L. Wheeler, ThD

      FREE PREVIEW
    5. June 20 - Rev. Anita Peebles

      FREE PREVIEW
    6. Sept 19 - TBA

    7. Oct 17 - Easten Law, PhD

      FREE PREVIEW
    8. Nov 21 - TBA

    9. Resources - April 18, 2024

About this course

  • $50.00
  • Webinar series
  • 3rd Thurs, Apr-Jun and Sept-Nov
  • 12:30-1:30 pm ET | 9:30-10:30 am PT

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Featured Scholars

For April 18, May 16, and June 20

Amy L. Chilton, PhD

Featured Scholar

Rev. Dr. Amy L. Chilton is Senior Minister at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church in Cranston, RI. She has previously held various positions teaching theology, ethics, Christian Scripture, and religion at Fuller Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, and Wingate University. She holds a PhD in Theology and Philosophy from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has served in youth ministry, Christian education and outreach, and theological education. She is passionate about the diversity of the global church and empowering local churches in their work of integrating and joining with the many voices of her global siblings. She has facilitated local church work with refugee resettlement, multi-denominational relations, and global service work. In her academic work she has explored the lives and theologies of Baptist women, Latin American theologies, and Baptist-Catholic dialogue. Rev. Dr. Chilton is a member of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Baptist Doctrine and Christian Unity. She is co-chair of the American Baptist Theology Commission, and will be joining the Board of General Ministries in 2025. She has served on the editorial board of Perspectives in Religious Studies and is an active member of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, where she is currently serving as vice-president of the Region-at-Large. In addition to publishing on Baptist News Global and Ekklesia Project lectionary blog, she coauthored and edited "Sources of Light: Resources for Baptist Churches Practicing Theology" (Mercer, 2020) and recently has published "Theology in Many Voices: Baptist Vision and Intercontextual Practice" (Baylor, 2023).

David L. Wheeler, ThD

Featured Scholar

Dr. David L. Wheeler was born in Louisville, KY. He has a BA from Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY, an MDiv from Yale University Divinity School, and a ThD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Wheeler has been a pastor in six churches, including the Portola Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Portola) in San Francisco, the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles and the First Baptist Church of Portland, OR. He has taught theology and ethics at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, in the Spanish language program at Fuller Theological Seminary, and currently in the Masters of Theological Studies in Latino/a Ministries cosponsored by Palmer Theological Seminary and the American Baptist Board of International Ministries. He has also been a guest professor in Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Russia. He has published extensively in English and Spanish on themes such as the person and work of Christ and economic and environmental justice Dr. Wheeler is married to Carol, who had a career in mental health administration and has been active in regional American Baptist life. Their daughter, Clare, is a chemical researcher at the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, where her husband, James, also works in IT. Their son, Micah, is an artist and musician who works as a costumer in film productions. The Wheelers currently reside in Portland, OR, where they are members of Grant Park Church.

Anita Peebles

Featured Scholar

Rev. Anita Peebles (she/her/hers) began her ministry with Seattle First Baptist in July 2018. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. in May of 2018 with the project “Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me: Non-Traumatizing Alternatives to Atonement Theology for Early Christian Education.” She was ordained April 15, 2018 by Glendale Baptist Church, an Alliance of Baptists affiliated congregation. Anita was born and raised in Michigan, where her family still lives. She completed her undergraduate education in Religion and Environmental Studies at Oberlin College in northeast Ohio with a final project entitled “Ecotheology and the Parables of Jesus: Creative Re-readings of Parables In Light of the Environmental Crisis.” Anita is a contributor to Growing in God’s Love: A Storybook Bible (John Knox 2018), Deep Blue Sunday School curriculum (UMC), and Journeys (ABC Judson Press). Anita serves on the board of directors for the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America~Bautistas por la Paz. For sabbath time, Anita finds restoration in gardening, writing, kayaking and singing.