Living Abundantly: The Gospel of JohnJanuary 27, 2010
In John 10:10, Jesus declares: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” What could he mean? What does an abundant life look like? How might one find it or be found by it? The Gospel of John provides ample clues. It beckons us to “come and see” and invites us to experience the poetry of the created order around us and within us. So come (re)discover the richness of this Gospel whose uniqueness and layers of mystery continue to grip its readers and whose unanticipated surprises delight at every turn!
Jaime Clark-Soles has taught New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University since 2001. She received her B.A. from Stetson University where she studied Philosophy and Russian Studies. She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and her Ph.D. in New Testament from Yale University. Her specialties include “The Gospel of John” and “Evil, Suffering, and Death in the New Testament.” She is the author of Death and Afterlife in the New Testament (T&T Clark, 2006) and Scripture Cannot Be Broken: The Social Function of the Use of Scripture in the Fourth Gospel (E.J. Brill, 2003). Dr. Clark-Soles enjoys speaking and writing in both academic and popular venues. She has contributed articles to preaching resources in print and online and to resources on teaching the bible using resources from popular culture. Presently, she is writing two books which allow her to combine her scholarly and pastoral interests: Dying to Live: Questions and Answers about Death and Afterlife and The Active Word: New Testament Studies and the Christian Believer. Dr. Clark-Soles appears in the Johannine portions of Disciple Bible Study videos. As an ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Clark-Soles has served in both parish and hospice settings. She is a member at Church in the Cliff in Dallas.