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.
- 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