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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Chris Flanders

“Where and how is the Spirit of God moving and how can we join and partner with God there?” This is the question at the center of Dr. Chris Flanders’ theology of missions. And it’s the same question igniting a new generation of missionally-minded Christians at ACU. Read on to learn how this American born, … Continued
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What’s a B.S. in Christian Service and Formation?

Our culture is becoming more complex, more digital, and more interconnected. At ACU, we’re training men and women in Christian ministry and theology who proclaim the Gospel and pursue the mission of Christ as compassionate, biblically-grounded intercultural leaders and ministry innovators. To prepare you for this high calling, ACU Online offers a Bachelor of Science … Continued

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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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Four Benefits of Getting a Theology Degree at ACU

By Dr. Myles Werntz, Director, Baptist Studies Center For students considering a graduate level theology degree, there are many considerations: cost, accessibility, and university reputation – to name a few. The Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University offers all of this: excellent scholarships, online and residential degrees for students at the master’s and … Continued

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Ministering to the World with a Master of Arts in Global Service

Pursuing an online Master of Arts in Global Service helps ministry students impact the world for God’s kingdom. Christians want to live a life that pleases God. Those that feel called to a vocation of ministry and serving others want to know the best ways to help those around them. They want to know more … Continued

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Student Spotlight: Andrew Jones

From firefighter to theology professor is quite a career transition, but if anyone can pull it off, Andrew Jones can. Currently tackling two graduate programs with seeming ease, Andrew estimates he’s about halfway through ACU’s online Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and the residential Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) programs. Andrew Jones received his Bachelor’s … Continued

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“Trust the Process” by Andy Burns

In 2013, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76’ers began a rebuilding process marshaled by a brand new general manager Sam Hinkie. At first, some questionable moves left some fans feeling uneasy about the future of their beloved “Sixers.” It was during this time of rebuilding and uneasiness that a new phrase in “Sixer” culture was born. Interestingly, … Continued

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What can I do with a degree in Global Service?

Are you curious about your Christian faith and history? Do you enjoy listening and learning from those different from you? Would you like to apply the skills of ministry and scholarship to global Christian service and leadership, becoming the hands and feet of Christ in our hurting world? The Graduate School of Theology at Abilene … Continued

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Steps to Advance Your Ministry Career with a Graduate Degree

Looking to advance your ministry career? Ordained ministers, chaplains, and missionaries play a challenging, but critical role in today’s increasingly secular society. Although a strong calling is critical to success in these roles, it’s far from the only requirement. Inspiring and influential ministry relies on strong theological education – best achieved through an accredited Master … Continued