Jacqueline E. Lapsley
Jacqueline E. Lapsley serves as Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament. She earned her MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MDiv from Princeton Seminary, and her PhD from Emory University. Lapsley is interested in literary theory, ethics (especially creation ethics), theological anthropology, and gender theory, as tools for reading the Old Testament theologically. She co-authored Bible and Ethics in the Christian Life: A New Conversation (2018); edited the “Gender and Method” issue of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (2016); co-edited After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology (2015, with Patricia K. Tull), and A Women’s Bible Commentary, 3rd edition (2012, with C. Newsom and S. Ringe). She serves on the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, and the new Interpretation Commentary Series (with co-editors Brian Blount, Beverly Gaventa, and Samuel Adams). Lapsley is an ordained Presbyterian elder and teaches and preaches in congregations.
“Preaching is one of the most important things we do as pastors because it’s one of the last places in our society where people will actually listen, perhaps to things they may not agree with.”