Lecturer

Arts and Sciences Building 305
219.464.5052
gregory.jones@valpo.edu
Website: https://blogs.valpo.edu/gjones/

Education

  • Doctorate of Ministry (2000) Chicago Theological Seminar
  • Master of Divinity, Ethics (1980) Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Bachelors of Arts, History (1977) Blackburn College

Biography

Native of Chicago, Illinois but have made my home in Valparaiso Indiana since 1987. I have taught at Valparaiso University since the spring semester of 1993. My main interest is Christian ethics with a focus on the Christian traditions use and support of violence in postmodern cultural/religious institutions and its negative impact  on Christian faith communities.

Courses Taught

  • Theology 353 christian Response to social victims
  • Theology 345 Church in the World
  • Theology 333 African American Religious experience
  • Theology 364 Native American Spirituality
  • Theology 353  topics:Theological perspectives of Urban ministry
  • Theology 353 Topics: Ethical topics in Criminal Justice

Contributions

  • 1993 to Present Lecturer of Theology Valparaiso University
  • 1988 2013 Founding Pastor Union Community Church UCC
  • 1995 founder of Valparaiso University gospel worship service
  • 2001 to 2003 Adjunct lecturer Indiana University North West
  • 2000 to 2004 first Study circles founder and coordinator Valparaiso University
  • 2012 to present Founder Northwest Indiana African American Alliance
  •  2009 to 2011 Coordinator of Valparaiso Diversity Network Association
  •  2001 to 2004 Study circles coordinator Valparaiso University
  •  2001 to 2003 Clergy Coalition of Gary and vicinity (social action chair)
  •  2001 to 2003 Quality of Life council Northwest Indiana
  •  2001 to 2003 Race Relations council of Northwest Indiana
  •  2000 to 2003 Board representative for Indiana /Kentucky Conference United Church of Christ
  •  2000 to 2002 founding officer United for a Purpose Inc.
  • 1999 to 2003 Hannah’s Boys founder and coordinator for youth activities
  • 1998 to 2003 Sunrise Kiwanis club
  • 1996-1997 YMCA Board Valparaiso
  • 1995-1996 Mayors Commission on Domestic Violence Valparaiso
  • 1995-1996 Founding member Habitat for Humanity of Valparaiso
  • 1994-1996 Founding member of First contact Christian Ministry Valparaiso
  • 1991-1994 People and Community Together Board of Directors
  • 1989 to present Project Neighbors board of directors
  • 1983-1988 South Shore Community Church Outreach minister

 

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