Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel – Now Available for Pre-Order!

Jaime Clark-Soles takes readers on a dynamic journey deep into the heart of John in this lively reading of the Fourth Gospel. This book is not simply a commentary but a spiritual companion to be read alongside the Bible. This excellent guide will enrich our spiritual journeys while opening ourselves up to Jesus through the words, stories, questions, symbols, and characters we encounter in John’s Gospel. | more…

[Click image for larger view] – Publication date in September, 2016, and available NOW for pre-order from: Amazon | Westminster John Knox Press


The Gospel of John: A Weekend with Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles

Hosted by The First United Methodist Church of Freeport, Texas. This is a FREE event open to the PUBLIC!! Child Care and Meals Included!

April 22-24, 2016

Come (re)discover the richness of the Gospel whose uniqueness and layers of mystery continue to grip its readers and whose unanticipated surprises delight at every turn!

Friday Evening (dinner/worship/lecture)
Saturday Afternoon & Evening (lecture/dinner/worship)
Sunday Morning & Afternoon (worship/lunch). | more…


Perkins Immersion Trip

Israel-Palestine-Jordan: January 3-16, 2016

Here’s the go-to place to find all of the news, info, and resources about our Perkins Immersion trip through our Global Theological Education program. There will be blog posts and pictures uploaded each day, so check back often!

  1. Jaime’s personal blog
  2. The SMU Adventures blog
  3. Perkins School of Theology FB page
  4. The syllabus for the course

Is My Religion Better Than Yours?

Ignorance or intolerance of other religions continues to plague our world. Is it possible to fully embrace my religious tradition, to be able to articulate eloquently what is distinctive, and true, and holy, and meaningful, and beautiful and life-giving, and even genius about it without denigrating or playing off of another one? Live chat on Twitter Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 8 pm Central Time. | Full Essay…


Faith & Medicine Luncheon

More than 500 attend 2nd annual Faith & Medicine event in Houston, Texas, hosted by SMU’s Perkins School of Theology and Houston Methodist. Speakers explored the links between an individual’s beliefs and health care. Jaime addressed the relationship between suffering and hope. | more…


Feasting on the Gospels

Feasting on the Gospels is a new resource that offers four perspectives for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles is on the editorial board and also contributed as Author for some of its essays. Available now for purchase. | more…


Covenant Bible Study

Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles is New Testament editor for Covenant Bible Study, a new in-depth group Bible study in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God – and each other – better. | more…

Sample Video (Jaime appears at 13:01)


Disability and the Johannine Literature

Presentation by Jaime Clark Soles, from the 2014 Summer Institute on Theology and Disability Conference, an interfaith perspective on topics related to developmental disabilities, discussed by international theologians, scholars and authors.

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Hellbound? – the Movie

Jaime appears in Hellbound?, a feature-length documentary that seeks to discover why we are so bound to the idea of hell and what our views on hell reveal about how we perceive God, justice, the Bible and, ultimately, ourselves. | more…

Available on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon.