The Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

Denomination: American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA)
Organization: Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles is Professor of New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. She received her B.A. from Stetson University where she focused on both Philosophy and Russian Studies. She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and her Ph.D. in New Testament from Yale University. Her particular areas of expertise and publication include:

. Johannine literature (the Gospel of John; 1, 2, and 3 John; and Revelation)
. Evil, Suffering, Death, and Afterlife
. Disability Studies and the Bible
. Women in the Bible
. Immersion trips to Israel and Palestine

She is the author of numerous books and essays. Her books include Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel (2016), Engaging the Word: The New Testament and the Christian Believer (WJK, 2010); Death and the 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 (Brill, 2003). Her essay on “Disability and the Johannine Literature” appears in the book Disability and the Bible: A Commentary (Baylor University Press, 2017). She is the New Testament editor of theCEB Women’s Bible and currently she is completing a book entitled Women in the Bible for the Interpretation commentary series.

Dr. Clark-Soles serves on the editorial board of the journal Disability and Religion. as well as the journal Teaching in Theology and Religion, which is associated with the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology (http:// She has served on a number of steering committees of the Society of Biblical Literature, the professional guild of her field, including “Ethics and Biblical Interpretation,” “Johannine Literature,” and “John, Jesus, and History.”

Dr. Clark-Soles is an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and the recipient of a Ford Senior Research Fellowship. She is a member of the 2016-2017 cohort of the Christian Leadership Initiative, which met in Jerusalem and aimed to equip participants to do reasoned, collaborative, interfaith/interreligious work in a religiously pluralistic world.

Dr. Clark-Soles enjoys speaking widely and writing for both academic and popular audiences. She has contributed articles to preaching resources both in print and online, including Feasting on the Word, Feasting on the Gospels, and She has also served on the board of the Center for Preaching Excellence. Clark-Soles served as New Testament editor for and appears in both Covenant Bible Study and Disciple Bible Study. She also appears in the 2012 documentary Hellbound?

As an ordained American Baptist minister, she has served in both parish and hospice settings. She is a Navy brat and enjoys running, cycling, racquetball, and generally staying in motion. For more information, go to

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Jaime Clark-Soles: Achieving Is Receiving

Tuesday May 17, 2022
Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles says the world invites us to achieve peace by checking out. Jesus invites us to receive peace by checking in--that's where peace lies, within. Jesus, God, the Spirit--the source of all true peace--is within us, right now.