WORD Series: Beatitudes II

Kristen Deede Johnson

    • Monday, September 19, 2016
    • 9:30–10:20 a.m.
  • Chase Gymnasium
  • Open to: Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents, Staff, Students

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

At times the Sermon on the Mount has felt more like a weighty list of rules and unachievable guidelines than good news for my life. As I've immersed myself in its teachings in the last couple of years, I've come to see that each and every part of the Sermon of the Mount has already been fulfilled in and through Jesus Christ. In Christ, God shares his very mercy, purity, peace, and righteousness with us that we can graciously and joyfully live as God's children in this world.


Kristen Deede Johnson

Kristen Deede Johnson is Associate Professor of Theology and Christian Formation at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. In partnership with International Justice Mission, she and co-author Bethany Hanke Hoang recently wrote The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance (Brazos Press, 2016).  Previously, Kristen served as the founding director of the Studies in Ministry Minor and the Center for Ministry Studies at Hope College, programs dedicated to upholding the significance of theological formation, spiritual growth, cultural engagement, and vocational discernment. Kristen's scholarship focuses on theology, culture, and political theory and her other publications include Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: Beyond Tolerance and Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2007). She is married to Trygve Johnson, the Dean of the Chapel at Hope College. Together they have a son, age six, a daughter, age four, and a big dog. 





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