This year’s Tom Nees Social Justice Award winner is Jonathan Sutter. Jonathan presented his paper in a forum at NTS on April 10, 2012. Jonathan’s paper is titled, “Personal holiness as the source of Christian social justice: A case study of holiness and hospitality in the life of Abba Macarius the Egyptian”.
Tom Nees is widely recognized as the one who led the way in renewing the Church of the Nazarene’s understanding of its call to minister to and among those in need through the development of the Community of Hope in Washington D.C. Dr. Nees later served as Director of Mission Strategy for the Church of the Nazarene in the United States and Canada and as adjunct faculty for NTS, teaching urban ministry courses. The Nees lectureship was made possible by NTS alumnus, Jim Copple, in 2008.