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Amy Oden | Launch & Lead Instructor

Amy Oden, Ph.D.
Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality, 
Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University 

Born and raised on the prairies of Oklahoma, Amy has found her spiritual orientation under the wide-open sky. Teaching is her calling, and she looks forward to every day with students. Currently she is Professor of Early Church History and Spirituality at Saint Paul School of Theology at OCU. She served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University and Wesley Theological Seminary where she also served as Dean. For 25 years, Amy has taught theology and history, pursuing scholarship in service of the church. Most of her work has been an effort to make ancient voices our companions for today. Her most recent scholarship has focused on the radical practice of hospitality in early Christianity and its challenge for communities today. 

PhD, Southern Methodist University

BA in Letters, University of Oklahoma

Recent Publications:

Right Here, Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness (Abingdon Press, 2017).

"Hospitality as a Living Wesleyan Tradition," in Wesleyan Living Traditions, ed. Mary Elizabeth Moore (Nashville, TN: Kingswood Books, 2013).

Lectionary Commentary on Mark 9:30-37, Mark 9:38-50, Proverbs 31:10-31, Esther 7:1-6, 9-10,, September 2012.

Sacred Journeys: Earth's Holiest Places, editorial consultant (National Geographic Special Edition, 2010).

Lectionary commentary on Isaiah 9:1-4, Micah 6:1-8, Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12) and Matthew, January 2011.

Selected articles, Wesley Study Bible (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009).

God's Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2008).

Launch and Lead Courses:

2.2 Reading the Bible with a Missional Church

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