Students of ACU's Graduate School of Theology have hearts set on bringing life and redemption to a hurting world. Our mission is to equip these men and women for effective missional leadership in all its forms and to provide strong academic foundations for theological inquiry.

The Graduate School of Theology is not just a school, it’s a community. We are a community of learners and disciples, curious about our faith and history, committed to becoming the hands and feet of Christ in our world.

While we are not here to give you all the answers or tell you what to do, we are here to teach you how to ask good questions; how to be curious and virtuous in your pursuit of knowledge. We are here to show you the skills of ministry and scholarship, and offer you models of success and mentors to help you in your journey. We want you to learn how to listen and learn from those different from you and with whom you may disagree. Most of all, we want you to take what you learn here, and practically share it through word and action to a hurting world.

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Submissions from 2020


Divining Gospel. Oracles of Interpretation in a Syriac Manuscript of John, Jeff Childers


A Stranger’s Journey: Lessons from Ruth, Samjung Kang-Hamilton


Preaching Ephesians: The Fourfold Fountain of God, Tim Sensing


Athens Visits Jerusalem: Community of Inquiry for Theological Educators, Melinda Thompson

Submissions from 2018


Stumbling into Theological Field Education: Exploring the Move from ‘Knowing How’ to ‘Teaching How', Brady Bryce


Divining gospel: Classifying manuscripts of John used in sortilege, Jeff Childers


Bible as Notepad. Tracing Annotations and Annotation Practices in Late Antique and Medieval Biblical Manuscripts, Liv Ingeborg Lied, Marilena Maniaci, and Jeff Childers

Submissions from 2017


Theology in Practice: Context for Minister Formation, Brady Bryce

Submissions from 2015


The Eucharist in an Unarticulated World, Tim Sensing