- Assistant Professor of Anabaptist Studies
- B.A., University of Texas, 2002
- M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2006
- Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2011
- Principalities and Powers: Revising John Howard Yoder's Sociological Theology (Wipf and Stock, forthcoming)
- Review of 'Follow Me': A History of Christian Intentionality by Ivan J. Kauffman in Expository Times, forthcoming
- Review of The Nonviolent Atonement, 2d edition, by J. Denny Weaver in Expository Times, forthcoming
- Review of Deep Exegesis: The Mystery of Reading Scripture by Peter J. Leithart in Literature and Theology (July 2012)
- Review of Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World by John G. Stackhouse in Conrad Grebel Review (November 2011)
"As churches go about their mission of embodying and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, they need to be oriented by Scripture and the witness of the wider body of Christ, past and present. They also require the sustenance provided by prophetic visions of God's reign, and the critical perspective enabled by comparing those visions to the present. Theological study, therefore, is directed to the cultivation of the church's capacities to remember, to listen, to see, and to judge. As places where church leaders are cultivated, seminaries have a special theological task that is indispensable for mission."
Jamie Pitts is interested in articulating a constructive Anabaptist theology rooted in Scripture, church history, and congregational mission. In his doctoral thesis at Edinburgh University, he took initial steps in this direction by revising John Howard Yoder’s theology of the principalities and powers in light of trinitarian theology and contemporary social science. His current research and teaching seek to develop this line of thought through engagement of global currents in Anabaptist theology, music, and the arts.