Believing Into Christ

Welcome! If you're here out of curiosity about Natalya's book from Baylor University Press, Believing Into Christ: Relational Faith and Human Flourishing, please click below to learn more about it. The book is now available for purchase from most major book retailers, including directly from BUP. If you are interested in her other works, her teaching, her speaking & preaching, or her action & advocacy, please feel free to explore the site or contact her directly.

Upcoming Events

August 2023 - May 2024 - Russell E. Richey and Merle Umstead Richey Visiting Professor in Methodist and Wesleyan Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA [one intensive elective course in August 2023, one intensive elective course in May 2024]

August 4-11, 2024 - Fifteenth Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies, Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. Wesley Studies working group presentation, “John Wesley's Singleness and Soteriology, Considered amid Crises over Sexuality Today” 

Past Events

February 23-25, 2024 -  ORTLine24, a "two-day, international, online event exploring the latest ideas in open and relational theology!": Featured author, responding to panelists reviewing my book Believing INTO Christ: Relational Faith and Human Flourishing.

November 18-21, 2023 - Presentation of a paper based on research conducted for John Wesley: A single Life in Communities at a session of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

November 10, 2023 - Humbert Lecture, Eureka College, Eureka, IL

July 2023 - Brite Divinity School summer intensive course, "Missions and Marginalization: Theology of Reparations"

March 27, 2023 - Brite Divinity School Asian/ Asian American Pacific Islander Church Studies Colloquy: Panelist responding to work of Arun W. Jones, Dan and Lillian Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism at Candler School of Theology/Emory University, including his introduction and conclusion to Christian Interculture : Texts and Voices from Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds

February 10-11, 2023 - ORTLine23, a "two-day, international, online event exploring the latest ideas in open and relational theology!": Panelist responding to Michael Berra's book, Towards a Theology of Relationship (with response to panel by the author)

February 6-8, 2023 - Brite Divinity School Ministers Week: Davis Workshop Presider for Rev. Dr. Khalia Williams, Associate Dean of Worship and Spiritual Formation; Associate Professor in the Practice of Worship; Co-Director of the Baptist Studies Program at Candler School of Theology/Emory University

February 4-5, 2023 - Mid-Winter Institute: Keynote speaker and workshop leader (Saturday); Preaching (Sunday) at Elm Park UMC,  Scranton, PA

November 16, 2022 - “Space at the Table: Conversations of Hope for the UMC Future” academic panelist at Lover's Lane UMC, Dallas, TX

November 19-22, 2022 - Presentation of a paper related to chapters 4 and 5 of Believing INTO Christ at a session of the Christian Systematic Theology unit, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

November 4, 2022 - Book talk for Brite Board of Governors.

September 18 and 25, 2022 - Speaking on Believing INTO Christ at Searchers Class, St. Stephen Presbyterian Church (USA), Fort Worth, TX

June 27-July 1, 2022 - DMin Intensive course on relational faith and human flourishing, Wesley Theological Seminary's "For the Sake of the World: Church Transformation in Wesleyan Perspective" Track at Wesley House, Cambridge, UK. 

May 9-13, 2022 - DMin Intensive course, Brite Divinity School (information and application for Brite's DMin program: https://brite.edu/academics/degrees/doctor-of-ministry/) 

March 9, 2022 - Book Talk in light of Lenten disciplines, Community Christian Church, Richardson, TX (online)

February 9, 2022 - Ministers Week, Brite Divinity School Book Talk (online)

Saturday, January 22, 2022 - Fourteenth Schubert M. Ogden Seminar on Systematic Theology at Brite Divinity School's Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity (online)

Sunday, October 17, 2021  - 9:30 a.m. Speaking on Believing INTO Christ at New Horizons Class, FUMC Fort Worth