Pronouns: she, her, hers
Rev. Dr. Lynn Japinga is a native of Michigan, and currently teaches at Hope College. During her own time as a Hope student, she quickly fell in love with American Religious History and left her pre-med major behind for dreams of academia. Her education took her to Princeton Theological Seminary for an M.Div. and to Union Seminary in New York for a Doctoral Degree in History. She has worked and pastored in various congregations, and taught at Western Theological Seminary while finishing her dissertation on social thought and action in the RCA. Since then, she’s been teaching in the Religion Department at Hope.
Lynn has written several works on history and faith, most notably a history of the RCA entitled, “Loyalty and Loss: The Reformed Church in America, 1945-1994.” Other works include those on Christian Feminism, and a recent work on preaching about women in the Old Testament. Lynn is the mother of two adult children.