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Wrestle with the tough questions of life as you build your critical thinking skills, learn about the history of philosophy, and refine your Christian worldview.

You will be challenged to hone your skills in logical argumentation, both deductive and inductive. A focus on the major historical eras in philosophy (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary) will enhance your educational experience.

Our professors provide practical training in deductive logic, metaphysics and epistemology, and critical thinking. The ultimate goal is to train you how to think, not what to think. A critical and systemic questioning of fundamental life questions will encourage you to refine your Christian worldview.

Majors: Develop an understanding of critical thinking skills, logical argumentation, and historical worldview.

Minors: Gain a foundational understanding of life’s questions and how to think critically about global issues.

Concentrations: Learn how philosophy influences our culture and implement critical thinking skills as you pursue your vocational calling.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!




Department Chair

Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology

Regular Faculty

Meghan Musy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Competency-Based Theological Education

Steve Smallwood, D.Min.

Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)

Chris McGough, M.A.

Associate Professor of Youth Ministries

Michael Jaffe, D.Min.

Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership

William Griffin, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Mark Fabian, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning

Adjunct Faculty

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