About Jeffrey A. Gang, DMin

One of the reasons I enjoy serving as a professor of religion at Loma Linda University is the opportunity to come alongside students as they become part of “the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.” As such, I see my place in the classroom as a partner—to help students connect the material being learned with the needs of the world. I endeavor to approach teaching as more than just the transfer of knowledge, but the responsible application of that knowledge. As Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote from a Gestapo prison cell, “We have lived too much in our thoughts; we believed that by considering all the options of an action in advance we could ensure it, so that it would proceed of its own accord. We learned too late that it is not the thought but readiness to take responsibility that is the mainspring of action” (Letters and Papers, DBWE, 387).