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Why Study Theology?

In her article, “Study Theology, Even If You Don’t Believe in God,” author and theologian Dr. Tara Isabella Burton argues that you don’t need to believe in God to study theology. According to Burton, “To study theology well requires not faith, but empathy.” She expands on this point, saying: “The study of theology offers us … Continued
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Student Spotlight: Kristi Mercer

Meet Kristi Mercer: wife, mom and recently named Project Director of Development for the Institutional Campaign Priority Process at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Before landing her current position, Mercer decided to go back to school to pursue a Master of Healthcare Administration from ACU Online, hoping to develop her expertise and increase … Continued

Affordable Care Act

Ten Years after the Affordable Care Act: Impacts on the Nursing Field

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was the most consequential piece of legislation for the medical field in the last half-century. Ten years later, every aspect of the American medical infrastructure has been affected. Below, Dr. Catherine Garner—former Executive Director of Nursing Practice for the Greenville Health System in South Carolina and current Assistant Professor in … Continued

Child and Family

Child and Family Services: Bachelor’s Degree vs. Master’s Degree

Do you feel called to serve and support children and families as they seek greater flourishing in their lives? You’re not alone! Careers in child and family services are constantly evolving and rapidly increasing—providing an array of professional opportunities within the industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of child life … Continued

Student Spotlight: Iris Garcia

If there’s one thing Iris Garcia has learned during her time with ACU Online, it is that it’s never too late to achieve your goals. After having a family and creating a successful career for herself, Iris realized earning a Bachelor of Science in Management would polish her professional skills and open doors to future … Continued

Tiffany Dahlman, Bachelor of Science in Christian Service and Formation

Faculty Spotlight: Tiffany Dahlman

The modern world presents unique challenges to Christians and the practice of their faith. However, for ACU Online Bachelor of Science in Christian Service and Formation program director, Tiffany Dahlman, that just means more room for opportunity and outreach. From preaching to her stuffed animals as a kid to pastoral ministry for a congregation, Dahlman … Continued

adaptive leadership

Leadership Lessons Learned: The Blessing of Failure

Written by Dr. Dena Counts, Assistant Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies Our God is more about the process of building us in His image rather than the victories of our success. And, this truth applies to our growth in leading others, where failure can teach us about ourselves and refine our … Continued

Dr. Pope

Pope Transitions to Teaching Online and Creates “More Engagement than Ever”

In this new environment of learning, more and more professors are leaning into the online platform to teach their classes and interact with their students. One such professor is long-time COBA professor, Dr. Don Pope. Dr. Pope teaches undergrad and graduate classes, and within the past year, has transitioned to teaching his classes online. While … Continued

Faculty Spotlight: Gae Goodwin

From a very young age Dr. Gae Goodwin wanted to make an impact on the world. After overcoming many obstacles, committing herself to a career in human resources and earning her doctorate, she is now getting to make that impact as an adjunct professor in ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership program.  New … Continued

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Student Spotlight: David Ha

Faith has always been an integral part in David Ha’s life. After a decade of working in ministry, Ha wanted to expand his counseling craft and committed himself to becoming better equipped to walk beside families in crisis. After enrolling in ACU Online’s Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program, he not only got the … Continued