Dr. Amy G. Oden
Dr. Amy G. Oden is an independent scholar who has served on the faculties of Oklahoma City University, Saint Paul School of Theology and Wesley Theological Seminary where she also served as Dean. She holds a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Southern Methodist University and a baccalaureate in Letters from University of Oklahoma. Amy currently teaches for several seminaries.
Born and raised on the prairies of Oklahoma, Amy has found her spiritual home under the wide-open sky. Her passion is to introduce spiritual practices that can ground and nourish lives for justice in the world.
Amy teaches theology, history of Christianity and spiritual formation, walking with students in learning. She has won teaching awards and is in demand as a contemplative teacher, speaker, and scholar.
She is a spiritual director, companioning people as they listen for God in day-to-day life.
She has published 4 books that all focus on bringing voices of ancient wisdom to inform and illuminate contemporary life. One such book, God's Welcome: Hospitality for a Gospel-Hungry World, is recommended reading for this academy.