As promised… When we began this series, I mentioned that we would have a few ‘experts’ who would take the pulpit and talk to us about justice. On May 17, we will hear from Bethany Hoang who is one of the premier voices in North America on the theology of justice. From her bio…
Bethany is an author and speaker who is passionate about helping others live the connection between justice and spiritual formation. She serves as special advisor and founding director for International Justice Mission’s (IJM) Institute for Biblical Justice
She has been profiled for her leadership in the justice movement by Christianity Today (one of “50 Women to Watch”), Outreach! and Relevant magazines, the White House, Fuller Seminary, as well as organizations such as Catalyst, Q Ideas, The Justice Conference, Urbana, Lausanne, and Ideation.
Bethany has published two books: Deepening the Soul for Justice (IVP, 2012) and forthcoming The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance with coauthor Kristen Deede Johnson (Baker, 2016). In addition to these longer works, she has written numerous essays and articles, as well as notes/commentary on Zechariah for the “God’s Justice” global Bible project (Biblica, 2016).
Bethany holds a BA in religion and history from Miami University of Ohio, and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, where she received the distinguished Fellowship in Theology. Born and raised on the East Coast, she now lives with her husband, two kids, and a puppy in Minneapolis.
I like to say that Bethany Hanke Hoang is ‘the famous one’ in our family. She is an incredible speaker with a compassionate heart who is living these things out in her one, small life on a big, influential stage. You don’t want to miss this. I’m a huge fan and a proud big brother.