Dr. Samantha L. Miller

Samantha L. Miller, (Ph.D., Marquette University) is an assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Her most recent books are John Chrysostom and African Charismatic Theology in Conversation: Salvation, Deliverance, and the Prosperity Gospel (Lexington Press) and Chrysostom’s Devil: Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology (IVP Academic). Her research interests are early church history and spirituality, and her human interests are canoeing, hiking, and everything outdoors.

Events with Dr. Samantha L. Miller

L.I.V.E. - The Role of Monasticism in Church History
March 24, 2023

Christians began separating themselves from society in the late third and early fourth centuries in order to demonstrate their commitment to Christ and a way of life that is different from the prevailing culture. This is especially true after Christianity gains power. Soon thereafter some of these Christians formed monasteries and lived this separate life communally. We will explore the place that monasteries have had in church history as anchors of faith in the midst of an often turbulent world: town centers, places of prayer for the world, places of education, places that quietly witness to God and preserve faith…

L.I.V.E. - Rest and Play as Spiritual Practice
May 10, 2023

Play is a neglected spiritual discipline. Most of us find it difficult to keep rest with any regularity. But God has called us to Sabbath rhythms, and play is largely about the imagination and joy, which are crucial elements of faith. Come for a conversation about how rest and play can shape our imaginations to see God more clearly, follow him more nearly, and love him more dearly.   St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. (Living In a Virtual Environment) offers online programs to further opportunities for prayer, learning, community, and spiritual growth from a Benedictine perspective. We look forward to bringing St.…