Graduate Theological Union

Jana Childers

Jana ChildersSan Francisco Theological Seminary
Dean of the Seminary and Vice-President of Academic Affairs
Professor of Speech-Communication and Homiletics

At GTU since 1985

PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 1992
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Wheaton College

Phone: 415/451-2859

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Theatre, Worship, and Preaching
  • Performance Theory and Preaching
  • Aesthetic Theology and Communication

Selected Publications

  • New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching, Associate Editor, Abingdon Press, 2008.
  • Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life, Co-editor, Baker Academic, 2008.
  • Purposes of Preaching, Editor, Chalice Press, 2004.
  • Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on Creative Process, Chalice Press, 2001.
  • Performing the Word: Preaching as Theatre, Abingdon Press, 1998.
  • Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual: Series I, Year A (co-editor with Lucy Rose),  Abingdon Press, 1998.