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Introducing Erik Masci

Hello there! My name is Erik Masci and I’m the new Director of Recruiting and Marketing for the Graduate School of Theology at ACU. Essentially, it’s my job to communicate who we (the GST) are and help potential students discern whether or not we would be a good fit...

The Pharisee Label

The Pharisee Label Written by Mitch East   My nephews like to ask me about “bad guys.” When we watch a movie or read a book, they want to identify The Enemy of every story. Sometimes, they want to know who the bad guy is because they’re going to wrestle and they...

Introducing Dr. Wes Crawford

GST Faculty Announcement The Graduate School of Theology is pleased to announce that Dr. Wes Crawford will join the GST faculty June 1, 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Modern and American Church History. He will also be named the Director of the Center for...
What Mary has to do with #MeToo

What Mary has to do with #MeToo

What Mary has to do with #MeToo Written by Sarah Dannemiller The American public has recently felt the aftershocks of women’s indignant outrage since the beginning of the #MeToo Movement in 2017. For a little over a year now, accusations against a litany of notable,...

Student Spotlight: Tripp Wright

Student Spotlight: Tripp Wright My name is Tripp Wright and I am passionate about honoring God through fostering community. Out of that passion arose, Heart for Iberia, a non-profit I started that exists to be the hands and feet of Jesus. A little background about me...

Alumni Testimonial: Alexander Maxwell Yawson

Alumni Testimonial My name is Alexander Maxwell Yawson, a recent graduate student of Abilene Christian University through the online Africa cohort. I must admit, my study of Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) at ACU has truly enhanced my effectiveness as a...

Poets

Poets by Dr. Tim Sensing, Associate Dean   While preparing to teach this January, I re-read M. Craig Barnes, The Pastor as Minor Poet. Barnes is the president of Princeton Theological Seminary. I first encountered Barnes at a presentation where he discussed the...

Trust the Process

“Trust the Process” By Andy Burns In 2013, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76’ers began a rebuilding process marshalled 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...

Unexpected Ministry

Unexpected Ministry by Susan King Stepping on to the floor of my tiny apartment, thoughts of my perceived “ministry” are revealed daily.  Through the haze of less than optimal sleep, seeking coffee heightens my awareness for my newest discoveries.  Initially, I did...

Student Spotlight: Débora Viana

GST Student Spotlight: Débora Viana     Débora is from  Pernambuco (state), Brazil. She completed an undergraduate degree in IT from UNICAMP and she is now a master’s student at ACU, pursuing both a MA in Theology and a MS in Social Work. Her...

Alumni Spotlight: Bob Kessler

Meet Bob (pictured with wife, Anne, a current GST student)! Read on to learn more about his time in the GST and how he is using both his masters in psychology and Master of Divinity(M.Div.). What degree(s) did you pursue at ACU and what year did you graduate? I first...

A word from our associate dean, Dr. Tim Sensing

Beginning my 21styear with the Graduate School of Theology I am reminded again how wonderful it is to welcome new students who are seeking advanced training for all sorts of ministry endeavors. Whether it be preaching, pastoral care, social justice initiatives,...

ACU students represent CSART at Logos conference

Four ACU students (three current GST students) with CSART affiliations attended the Logos conference in Oxford this summer: Brianna Rideout, Dominique Rideout, Ethan Laster, Nathan Jowers. The Logos in Oxford conference supports undergraduate and graduate students and...

Student Spotlight: Tiffany Dahlman

In June, we welcomed the newest Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) cohort to campus. One of the students in this cohort is Tiffany Dahlman. Tiffany is an inspiration to many and we know you will enjoy getting to know a small piece of her story. Tiffany graduated from York...

The Sermon is Due on Sunday

One night while hastily completing homework to meet a looming 11:59 pm deadline, I encountered a fit of frustration mingled with panic unlike any I’d endured before. But before divulging the details of my meltdown, allow me to provide some background: In...

GST Awards Chapel 2018

  Each year, the GST graduates, faculty, and staff gather for an awards chapel. This is a time of blessing, encouragement, and affirmation of our student’s gifts and talents. Continue reading to discover the 2018 GST Award recipients and to get to know two...
Life in Abilene, Texas

Life in Abilene, Texas

What is it like to live in Abilene, Texas?  Abilene is known for having a small town feel while also being a relatively large town! It’s actually one of the larger towns in West Texas and is home to approximately 120,000 folks. The area is growing with new movie...
On Vocation

On Vocation

On Vocation As I approach the impending deadline of the “rest of my life,” the question of vocation haunts me like a Dickensian specter. The more I am asked the question, the larger it looms, building up an intolerable pressure. Posing such a question inevitably...

Can I Afford Graduate School at ACU?

Recognizing that graduate studies can be an intimidating expense, we are dedicated to helping you pursue a degree without a heavy financial burden. We recently reduced our tuition costs to make the financial investment in a ministry degree at ACU comparable to similar...

A Word from Associate Dean, Dr. Tim Sensing

A word from our Associate Dean, Dr. Tim Sensing The 2017-2018 academic year is coming to a close. I am completing my twentieth year with the Graduate School of Theology and the past five years as the chief academic officer. Through my time here I do not self-identify...

Diversity Within Unity

Diversity Within Unity Ever since taking a Christology course during my undergraduate years, I have loved dwelling on the ways human beings are to reflect God as images of God. More specifically, I enjoy pondering the ways in which the Church, as an aggregate of...