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Introducing another Thomas Society Fellow…

August 22, 2009

And a woman this time! Please welcome Julia to the Thomas Society fold.

Julia Nielsen Bingman is a recent graduate from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, where she earned her Master of Divinity. She is currently working toward a Masters in Theological Studies with a specialization in Church History, as well. She is a certified candidate for ordination in the Order of Deacon of the United Methodist Church, after years of wandering around in the Peace Church tradition and as a domestic violence victim advocate. Jules is currently the Parish Associate for Young Adults in Cleveland’s Epworth-Euclid and First United Methodist churches and intern for the West Ohio Conference’s Department of Mission and Justice on Health Reform. She is most interested in the relationships between art, community, social justice, and faith.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2009 3:03 am

    Hooray and welcome!

  2. August 22, 2009 3:05 am

    Also, the mention of the Methodists is interesting. I used to know a faithful and learned Methodist in New Jersey who left the church because they would not allow a lesbian to be ordained (if not for that she would have been). So it’s interesting to see another female Methodist.

  3. August 22, 2009 3:55 am

    Thanks for the welcome, Kelseigh! Ah, Methodists and ordination… Our stance on LGBT rights is one of the most troubling parts of our tradition. Fortunately, it’s an ongoing and open conversation, and there’s been some positive movement during the last few years toward true inclusivity. Not enough, but notable.

  4. August 22, 2009 9:52 pm

    Julia-
    let me be the first to welcome you to full communion with my *future* ordaining body, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. woot.

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