POSITION: Seminary Grant Program Director
School of Theology, Humanities and Performing Arts
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | SB 225
PHONE: (540) 432-4229
Jacob Alan Cook is the director for Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s “Pathways for Tomorrow” grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. and a visiting assistant professor. He earned his PhD in Christian Ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied with the great Baptist peacemaker, Glen Harold Stassen, and served as the associate director of the Just Peacemaking Initiative. Jake’s first book, Worldview Theory, Whiteness, and the Future of Evangelical Faith, is out now along with a series of articles introducing its main arguments. He has also published, presented, and taught around topics like a theology of identity, theories of (non)violence, formation for peacemaking, and adaptive leadership, and he is currently writing a practical theology of freedom and agency that builds constructively from the radical, little-b baptist tradition. Jake comes to Eastern Mennonite Seminary from Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where he led research on moral formation under one of Lilly’s Thriving Congregations grants as a postdoctoral fellow. He is married to Abigail, who serves as a church communications specialist, and they have three children.
BA, Friends University (Religion & Philosophy)
MDIV, Mercer University (Theology)
PHD, Fuller Theological Seminary (Theology, Christian Ethics)