Areas of Expertise

Members of our faculty, as Doctors of the Church, are eager to share their knowledge with congregations. Below are particular subject areas that faculty are prepared to address. Please call or e-mail the faculty member to explore possible dates.

Elmer Colyer, 
Professor of Systematic Theology and Stanley Professor of Wesley Studies
  • Trinitarian Church Renewal
  • The Trinitarian Character of Wesley and Early Methodism
  • Trinitarian Vision of the Church
  • Basic Christian Beliefs
Susan Forshey,
Assistant Professor of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
  • Various topics for Christian educators and formation ministries
  • Spiritual Disciplines and the Brain
  • Listening Prayer and Discernment
  • Topics in Contemplative Living
  • Day and Weekend Retreats:
     - Cultivating Joy: An Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines
     - Day of Prayer (variety of topics)
     - Work and Prayer
Annette Bourland Huizenga, 
Dean of the Seminary and Associate Professor of New Testament
  • Women, Men, and Families in the Early Church
  • Slavery in the Roman world
  • Letters of Paul
  • Gospel of Matthew
Christopher James,
Associate Professor of Evangelism and Missional Christianity
  • Missional Church and Church Planting
  • Ecclesiology and Congregational Studies
  • Spiritual Formation and Missional Spirituality
  • Practical Theology
  • American Evangelicalism
Bonnie Sue Lewis, 
Professor Emerita
  • The Missional Church
  • Christianity and Islam
  • Native American Christianity
  • Presbyterians in Mission
  • Women in Mission
Bradley Longfield,
Professor of Church History
  • Presbyterians in America
  • Reformed Theology
  • Christianity and Higher Education
  • History of Christianity
Beth McCaw,
Associate Professor of Ministry
  • Short-term Mission 
Matthew R. Schlimm,
Professor of Old Testament
  • Biblical Ethics
  • Biblical Emotion
  • Old Testament Theology
Timothy Matthew Slemmons
Professor of Homiletics and Worship
  • Preaching
  • Liturgics
  • Practical Theology
  • Lectionary Studies
  • The Writings of Søren Kierkegaard
  • Johannes Oecolampadius: The Reformer of Basel