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Student Spotlight: Kerri Smilie

Student Spotlight Kerri Smilie   Tell us a little about yourself.   I’m originally from Harrisonburg, VA but currently live near Charlotte, NC with my husband Paul and our three little boys- Nathan (7), Lawson (4) and Joel (6mos). Currently I am a full...

A Word from the Dean Summer 2020

A Word From the Dean By Dr. Tim Sensing   “PPE” “C0VID-19” “Pandemic” “Social Distancing” “Essential Workers” “Epidemiology” “Quarantine” “N95 Respirators” “Masks” “Testing” “Ventilators” “Supply Chains” “Re-Opening” “Depression” “Negative Markets” “Coronavirus”...

Student Spotlight: Benard Thomas

Student Spotlight Benard Thomas   Tell us a little about yourself. I have recently surpassed ten years since retirement from the US Army. My service days feel like a lifetime away. Though my military persona has shaped me in some ways, it does not define, in...

Student Spotlight: Dana Spivy Glover

Student Spotlight Dana Spivy Glover Tell us a bit about yourself.  My name is Dana Spivy Glover, and my husband of four years (at the end of April) is named Jeff. My family is originally from middle Tennessee, but I mostly grew up in Louisiana because my Dad was in...

Alumni Spotlight: Santiago Yurrita

Alumni Spotlight Santiago Yurrita   Tell us a bit about yourself.   I was born in Guatemala City to a beautiful family of six. I moved to Abilene as a confused eighteen-year-old in 2011 and since then Abilene has become home. I actually have a really hard time...

Ministry with Fear and Trembling

Ministry with Fear and Trembling Brandon Pierce   When my office door is shut it’s not necessarily for the concentration or quiet, though that helps when the mental workload needs to get done. Its more because I’m introverted and a little shy, though I like...

Alumni Spotlight: J. Omar Palafox

 Alumni Spotlight J. Omar Palafox Hola! My name is J. Omar Palafox, and I’m a Mexican missionary from Guadalajara. I currently serve as the vice-chair with the GST Governing Board encouraging the conversation about ACU’s Hispanic initiatives. I am an advocate for...

Camino de Jesús

Camino de Jesús By Joshua Gorenflo Ten years ago I caught on to a medieval pilgrimage route across the north of Spain called the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James. Ever since then I imagined myself someday searching for my own miracle as I mingled my footprints...

Student Spotlight: Ryne Parrish

Student Spotlight Ryne Parrish     A bit about me   I’ve just started my seventh year at ACU—3 years in undergrad and going on 4 as a grad student. I married my high school sweetheart Sarah two years ago, and we’ve since grown our family with the...

Student Spotlight: Joel Childers

Student Spotlight Joel Childers   Tell me a bit about yourself.  I grew up in Abilene, Texas, and my wife Emily and I met as undergraduate students at ACU, where I received a bachelors in Bible, Missions, and Ministry with a focus in Biblical Text. Emily and I...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Fred Aquino in Romania

  Aquino Participates in an International Orthodox Conference   The following are segments from Erik Masci’s (Recruiter, Graduate School of Theology—GST) interview with Dr. Frederick Aquino (Professor of Theology and Philosophy, GST).   You were in...

Alumni Spotlight: Ethan Laster

Alumni Spotlight Ethan Laster   Ethan Laster graduated with his M.Div. and M.A. in Ancient and Oriental Christianity from ACU. He won the Isaac Errett award in 2018 and was named by the Stone-Campbell Journal as one of their Promising Scholars. Among his academic...

Alumni Spotlight: Shannon Rains

Alumni Spotlight Shannon Rains, D.Min. Shannon graduated from the ACU Doctor of Ministry program in the Summer of 2019. She received awards for Exceptional Personal and Professional Development in the Doctor of Ministry Degree. She is currently We are proud of her...

Partner Spotlight: Andrew Menzies

Partner Spotlight: Andrew Menzies   The Doctor of Ministry program here at the GST was approached by Stirling Theological College in Australia about the possibility to partner with them to provide Australian seminarians with the opportunity to complete a D.Min....

A Message of Gratitude

During the summers we send some of our faculty to Africa to teach face-to-face summer intensives with our African students. This summer, Dr. Mindi Thompson and a couple of U.S. students went to eSwatini for class hosted by African Christian College. Tripp Wright is...

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...