Department of Religion

Faculty Profile


Julia Lambert Fogg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion

Email: fogg@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3039
Office: HUM 218

Profile

The Rev. Dr. Julia Lambert Fogg is Associate Professor of Religion, specializing in the New Testament, first century Christianity, theologies from the margins and cross-cultural reading practices. Named Professor of the Year by CLU class of 2008, she focuses on developing innovative, immersive and relational teaching methods, particularly for experiential and transformational learning with students. Dr. Fogg utilizes service learning methods to teach both theory and practice in her courses on Pauline letters, Global Jesus and Liberation Theology, and has lead students on an immersive learning travel seminar to Turkey. In her investigation of Paul’s letters, especially Philippians, Dr. Fogg argues that Paul understands salvation in terms of a present and future, material and spiritual, social communion between Christ and his followers embodied in their concrete daily practices. This puts community life at the center of theology and church practices. Dr. Fogg's current research focuses on biblical readings from the margins. She is currently writing a book on border crossing narratives in the gospels and how these illumine and are illumed by the experiences of young Latino/a immigrants who crossed borders to arrive in Southern California. Dr. Fogg served as chair of the Religion Department from 2009-2016 and joins with her colleagues at PLTS to re-envision the future of theological education and ways of embodying the emerging church.

Education

Ph.D., Emory University, Graduate Division of Religion, May 2006

Th.M. (cum Laude), Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1997

M.Div. Yale Divinity School, 1996

B.A. (magna cum laude) Spanish Literature, Colgate University, 1992

Expertise

Primary:

Cultural & Literary Readings of the New Testament

Pauline Theology & Interpretation

Liberation Theologies in the Americas

Immigration & Community Identity

Theological Education for a Changing Landscape

Biblical Greek

 Secondary:

The Social World of First Century Mediterranean Cultures

The Art & Culture of Global Jesus

Revelation & Empire


Publications


Book Chapters

“Immigration, Migration and Border Crossing: Scenarios from the College Classroom.” Published in Lutheran Pedagogy for a Global Context. Edited by Wanda Diefelt and Peter Vethanayagamony. Chicago: Lutheran University Press, 2016. In press: Nov, 2016. http://www.teachingtheologians.org/resources.html)

“Philippians.” Pages 543-556. In The New Testament Fortress Commentary on the Bible. Edited by Margaret Aymer, Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, David A. Sánchez. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.

“All the Senses of Revelation 8: Experiencing First Century Rhetorical Strategies,” in Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction, (ed. Patrick Gray and Mark Roncace; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, November 2005).

“Paul’s Letter to the Philippians: A Lesson in Citizenship,” in Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction, (ed. Patrick Gray and Mark Roncace; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, November 2005).

“Visual Exegesis: An Introduction to Biblical Interpretation,” in Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction, (ed. Patrick Gray and Mark Roncace; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, November 2005).

Articles in Biblical Commentaries

“Galatians,” The CEB Women’s Bible. Edited by Jaime Clark-Soles: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House, 2016.

“Ephesians,” The CEB Women’s Bible. Edited by Jaime Clark-Soles: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House, 2016.

“Colossians,” The CEB Women’s Bible. Edited by Jaime Clark-Soles: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House, 2016.

“Mark,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

“2 Corinthians,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

“1 Thessalonians,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

“2 Thessalonians,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

“Galatians,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

“Philippians,” “James,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

“James,” The CEB Student Bible. Edited by Elizabeth Corrie. Nashville, TN: Contemporary English Bible, UMC Publishing House. August 2015.

On-Line Journals

“Comentario del San Lucas 2:1-14, (15-20),” Dec 24, 2015. Working Preacher Commentary, an on-line journal en español. Edited by Andrés Albertson. http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2738

“Comentario del San Lucas 2:41-52,” Dec 27, 2015.Working Preacher Commentary, an on-line journal en español. Edited by Andrés Albertson. http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2739

“Comentario del San Juan 1:1-9 (10-18),” January 3, 2016. Working Preacher Commentary, an on-line journal en español. Edited by Andrés Albertson. http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2743

“Comentario del San Mateo 2:1-12,” January 6, 2016.Working Preacher Commentary, an on-line journal en español. Edited by Andrés Albertson. http://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=2740

“A Response to ‘Personalized vs. Parallel Eating,’” Leaven: Vol 20:1 (2012): article 5. Available at: http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/leaven/vol20/iss1/5

On-Line Pedagogical Resources

“God’s Story in Scripture: Border Crossing.” The Practice Discipleship Initiative written for The Network, and presented at Extravaganza Youth Conference, Jan 2015. Available on-line: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raC4vmz4Lp8&feature=youtu.be.

“Story in Scripture.” The Practice Discipleship Initiative, March 3, 2015. http://www.elcayouthministrynetwork.wildapricot.org/pdproject

“Prepping Class with Newspaper in Hand.” Seminarium: Elements of Great Teaching, August 25 2014. http://www.highly.co/hl/541230186c696c5b21120000,.

“Sustainable Service Learning: A SLO Transformation.” Seminarium: Elements of Great Teaching, July 11, 2014, http://seminariumblog.org/general/semclass/sustainable-service-learning/.

Creation of on-line and in-class Teaching Materials for Introducing the New Testament: A Historical Literary and Theological Survey, by Mark Allen Powell, Baker Publishing, 2009.

Encyclopedic Entries

“Antioch.” Society of Biblical Literature’s Bible Odyssey. June 2014, http://www.bibleodyssey.org/places/main-articles/antioch.aspx.