Contributor Profile

Jacqueline Bussie

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 second 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 WeeklyPublisher’s Weekly declared her third and most recent book, Love Without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for a Love with No Exceptions (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 is the executive director of the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. She previously taught religion, theology, and interfaith studies classes at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she also served as the director of the Forum on Faith and Life.

Bussie participated in the Spring Institute for Lived Theology in 20052013, and 2019/2020. She is an author of a chapter on Flannery O’Connor for our book People Get Ready: Twelve Jesus-Haunted Misfits, Malcontents, and Dreamers in Pursuit of Justice. She is also co-editor of People Get Ready.