Bonnie E. Lin

PhD Student | Practical Theology (Christian Education and Formation)

Bonnie E. Lin
Practical Theology

Bonnie E. Lin, MDiv '11, ThM '16, is a PhD student in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she earned an MDiv in Christian education and spiritual formation and a ThM in pastoral care. She also earned a BA in English and religion (Christianity and Buddhism) from Amherst College. Her research interests include conflict transformation and restorative practices, Christian discipleship and spiritual friendship, pastoral care through the life cycle, family systems and object relations psychology, and Christian vocation and the theology of work. Lin has taught summer courses at Peking University and the National Tsing Hua University, cared for individuals and families as a crisis counselor and hospital chaplain, and served in the teaching ministries of several churches in New Jersey. She works for ScholarLeaders International, an organization that serves theological leaders and institutions in the Majority World.

Select Publications:

  • ”Encountering the Other: Postmodern and Barthian Pastoral Theologies in Dialogue." International Journal of Practical Theology. Forthcoming.
  • ”All This is from God: Augsburger, Lederach, Barth, and Coutts on Forgiveness.” Pro Ecclesia 28, no. 1 (2019): 39-59.
  • “A Transforming Power: Teaching the Bible in China.” Bible Study Magazine, January/February 2018: 12-16.
  • “Reaching China’s Intellectuals.” ScholarLeaders International. May 2017.
  • “A Prophetic Voice for the Pakistani Church.” ScholarLeaders International. October 2016.
  • “Redeem India: A New Response to Persecution.” ScholarLeaders International. August 2016.
  • “Leaders of a Multiethnic Fellowship.” In A Transforming Vision: Multiethnic Fellowship in College and in the Church, edited by Paul V. Sorrentino, 136-145. South Hadley, MA: Doorlight, 2011. (Co-authored with Sarah Bass, Janet Lydecker, Jenn Roberge Chudy, Rob Godzeno, Janet Ha, and Matt Mascoli.)

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