AMBS Alumni Third Thursdays | Drew Strait, PhD

This conversation is a part of a once-a-month online conversation between AMBS teaching and administrative faculty members and AMBS alumni. Janeen Bertsche Johnson, MDiv, Alumni Director, interviewed Drew Strait, PhD, Asst. Professor of New Testament & Christian Origins at AMBS.

During these conversations, Janeen Bertsche Johnson will interview a selected member of the AMBS learning community for 35 minutes, followed by a short time of open conversation for AMBS alumni.

These sessions are held via videoconference from 12 to 1 p.m. ET on the third Thursday of each month. The virtual events are only open to AMBS alumni at this time.

About Drew:
Drew Strait, PhD, brings a contagious enthusiasm for the world of the earliest Christians to his work as a theological animator of Scripture, seeking to connect the dots between early Christians’ radical discipleship and the ways contemporary assemblies of Jesus followers can embody God’s future just world now.

He is passionate about becoming the gospel in community as practitioners and agents of hope and new creation among those exploited by the fallen powers of this world. Drew’s passion for the church’s potential to lift up the brokenhearted has led him to various ministry venues, including mission work with Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic, an interim pastor role at Living Water Community Church in Chicago (Mennonite Church USA) and, most recently, serving as an elder at Peace Fellowship in Washington, D.C.

He came to AMBS in 2018 after teaching New Testament for five years at St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.

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