Invite Malinda Elizabeth Berry

Malinda Elizabeth Berry, PhD, is associate professor of theology and ethics at AMBS.

Featured speaker and consultant

Malinda values teaching practices that include active back-and-forth interactions with learners, assignments that call for the integration of knowing, being, and doing, and a Christian commitment to nonviolence. Her commitment to Anabaptism in the Mennonite tradition is evident in her approach to an array of topics, issues, and concerns of our day: renewing congregational life in its structural and spiritual dimensions, Christian social responsibility, and environmental stewardship—with an emphasis on human ecology.

While doing her work as a theologian and ethicist, Malinda incorporates a practice called confessional Bible study in many of her courses. Developed by AMBS colleagues in the Bible and Church & Ministry departments, confessional Bible study grounds theological reflection in communal conversation about Christian Scripture, ensuring that Anabaptist spirituality and study shape application of biblical values.

Malinda holds a MAPS from AMBS and an MPhil and PhD from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Possible topics:

  • Peace Theology & Ethics
  • Constructive Theology
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Peace Theology & Group Process
  • Environmental Concerns in Theological Perspective
  • Theology & the Arts
  • Confessional Bible Study
  • Feminist & Womanist Theologies
  • Anabaptist/Mennonite Theology