Gerald C. Liu

Assistant Professor of Worship and Preaching

Gerald C. Liu
Practical Theology
107 Templeton Hall

Phone: 609.436.6272
Fax: 609.524.0908
United Methodist

Gerald C. Liu is assistant professor of worship and preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his BA in music at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, his Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (during which time he was also a theological fellow at Georg-August Universität in Göttingen, Germany), and his PhD from Vanderbilt University with a concentration in homiletics and liturgics.

Liu has previously served as a British Methodist minister in Nottingham, England before becoming ordained in the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. Currently, he volunteers as a minister in residence at Church of the Village, a United Methodist congregation in Manhattan, and he also preaches and teaches ecumenically in congregations and communities of faith nearby and abroad on a regular basis.

His classes and publications explore curiosities about the arts as theological resources and phenomena, Asian American identity, intercultural worship, and the production of believable public Christian witness.

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • Music and the Generosity of God (New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017).
  • “Liturgical Free Association with Symbiopsychotaxiplasm and In a Silent Way.” In Full of Your Glory: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation. Edited by Teresa Berger. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2019).
  • “We Still Need the Coming of God,” Theology Today 74:1 (2017), 49-56.
  • “An Interreligious Funeral for a Taiwanese Centenarian and the Mystery of Useless Suffering,” Homiletic 40.2 (2015).
  • “Implications of Aesthetic Education for Liturgical Education,” Proceedings (2015).
  • “Christian Worship and the Question Concerning Technology,” Liturgy 30.2 (2015), 36-44.
  • Porneia, Homosexuality, and the Need for Homiletic Evolution,” Theology and Sexuality 19.1 (2013), 61-68. [*actual date of publication 2014.]
  • “Chin Toy and Yong-Seen-Sang: Chinese American Proclaimers of the 19th Century,” in Preaching As Picturing God in a Fragmented World: Studia Homiletica, Vol. 8 (Delft, The Netherlands: Eburon Academic Publishers, 2012), 117-126.

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