Jackie L. Smallbones, Th.D.
Professor of Religion/Christian Education
Th.D., Durban-Westville University, South Africa
M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois
B.A., Washington Bible College, Maryland
Dr. Smallbones is a native of South Africa and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church of America. She teaches biblical studies, Christian education and Christian spirituality at Northwestern, where she was awarded the college’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1998. She is the author of Keeping Company with Jesus: Reflections on Gospel Stories (Augsburg Books, 2005). She also has written articles for Christian Education Journal and Church Herald. She occasionally presents seminars and leads retreats on such topics as teaching, Christian spirituality and spiritual disciplines. Prior to joining Northwestern’s faculty, she taught at a college and seminary in South Africa.
Dr. Smallbones is on sabbatical during the fall 2013 semester. She is working on a book about the use of narrative in spiritual formation. The book will build on the storytelling emphasis she has pursued with students in her classes.
Publications and presentations
- "Teaching Bible for Transformation," Christian Education Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 2007
- "Fishing for Answers: Discovering Clues to Jesus' Identity, Church Herald, June 2006
- Keeping Company with Jesus: Reflections on Gospel Stories, Augsburg Books, 2005
- Lecturer and Academic Dean, Evangelical Bible Seminary of Southern Africa
- Senior Lecturer, Rosebank Bible College, Johannesburg, South Africa
- Child Evangelism Fellowship International
- Book review editor, Christian Education Journal
- Christian Educators of the Reformed Church in America
- Association of Presbyterian Church Educators
- North American Professors of Christian Education
- Spiritual Directors International