Valerie Bridgeman

Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible
Valerie Bridgeman
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Ph.D., Baylor University, 2002
M.Div., Austin Theological Seminary, 1990
B.A., Trinity University, 1986

Selected published works

“The Thin Place in the Heart of God,” Journal for Preachers Vol. XLV, no. 1 (Advent 2021): 27-30. 

“Song of Solomon Introduction” and “Song of Solomon Commentary,” 816-823, Baylor Annotated Study Bible, W.H. Bellinger, Jr. and Todd D. Still, eds. Waco: Baylor University Press, Annotated Edition, 2014.

“’A Long Ways from Home’: Displacement, Lament, and Singing Protest in Psalm 137,” in Perspectives in Religious Studies 44 (2017): 213–23.

“The Inspiration of Rizpah’s Courageous Helplessness,” 105-106, and “Personal Reflections on the ‘Hybrid’ Identity of the Phoenician Woman,” 251-253, in Global Perspectives on the Bible, Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver, eds. Columbus: Pearson Education, Inc., 2014.

Sites of interest

I am founder and CEO of WomanPreach! Inc., which partners with MTSO to provide practical training and nurturing community spaces that empower preachers across the country. MTSO and WomanPreach! share a five-year, $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to do this work together.