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I want to challenge students to wrestle with the claims that the Christian gospel makes on every aspect of their lives.

Dr. Lett

Profile Photo: Jonathan  Lett, Ph.D.

Lett, Ph.D.

Phone: 903.233.3376

  • Director, Faith, Science, and Technology Initiative

  • Associate Professor of Theology


  • Ph.D., University of St Andrews
  • M.Div., Duke Divinity School
  • B.A., Cedarville


Courses Taught

  • THEO 2043: Biblical Theology for the Christian Life
  • THEO 3063: Christian Ethics
  • THEO 4943: Technology and Human Flourishing
  • THEO 4973: The Church, the Synagogue, and the Holocaust


Research Interests

  • The doctrines of creation, incarnation, eschatology
  • The relationship between theology and ethics
  • Reformation theology
  • Justice, peace, and racial reconciliation
  • Technology, ethics, and theology



Before coming to LeTourneau, I worked as a campus minister, a hospital chaplain, and served in several pastoral ministry settings. My wife, Amy, and I have two young children and live in Longview. We enjoy sports, books, walks, hikes, travel, and sleep.

As a theologian and a teacher, I wrestle with the difference that the Christian faith makes for every aspect of life. I love teaching at LeTourneau because we are an academic community committed to forming the imagination and character necessary to respond faithfully to Jesus’ call to follow him. My own calling is to help others understand how their lives, and their work in particular, can bear witness to God’s redemption of the world in Christ. At LeTourneau, I have the privilege of working with colleagues and students from different disciplines who are committed to this mission.

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Publications (selected)

“Karl Barth and Ethics,” in G. Hunsinger and K. Johnson (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, 2 vols. Malden: Blackwell, (Forthcoming).

“Narrative and Metaphysical Ambition: On Being ‘in Christ,’” in Modern Theology, vol. 33, no. 4 (October 2017): 618–639.

“The Divine Identity of Jesus as the Reason for Israel’s Unbelief in John 12:36-43,” in Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 135, no. 1 (March 2016): 159–173.

“‘God in Three Persons, Blessed Trinity!’: Pneumatology and Participation in the Theology of John Calvin,” in Calvinus Pastor Ecclesiae. Papers of the Eleventh International Congress on Calvin Research, eds. Herman J. Selderhuis and Arnold Huijgen (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2016), 261-272.

“Football and Faith: On the Religious Formation of the Fan,” in The Other Journal, Issue 26: Theology of Sport, (September, 2016),

“Dogmatics as Apologetics,” Syndicate Theology, Book Symposium on “Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy,” by Kenneth Oakes, vol. 1, issue 2, (July–August 2014): 22–29.