Contributor Profile

Jacqueline Bussie

Dr. Jacqueline Bussie is an award-winning author, professor, theologian, and student of life in all its messy beauty.  She is a nationally renowned public speaker and much sought-after workshop facilitator. Her first book, The Laughter of the Oppressed (2007), won the national Trinity Prize.  Her 2nd book, Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the Rules (2016) won the 2017 Gold Medal Illumination Award for Christian Living and received a coveted Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly.  Publisher’s Weekly declared her 3rd and latest book, Love Without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for a Love with No Exceptions (August 2018)  “a must read for all Christians interested in inclusivity in their communities.” An active servant-leader in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Jacqueline teaches religion, theology and interfaith studies classes at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she also serves as the Director of the Forum on Faith and Life.

Bussie participated in the Spring Institute for Lived Theology in 2005 and 2013.