Areas of Expertise

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

Jeffrey F. Bullock,
President and Professor of Hermeneutics and Homiletics
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, 
Assistant 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,
Assistant 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, 
Associate Professor of Mission and Native American Christianity
  • 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,
Pastor to Students and Assistant Professor of Ministry
  • Short-term Mission 
Matthew R. Schlimm,
Associate Professor of Old Testament
  • Biblical Ethics
  • Biblical Emotion
  • Old Testament Theology
Timothy Matthew Slemmons
Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship
  • Preaching
  • Liturgics
  • Practical Theology
  • Lectionary Studies
  • The Writings of Søren Kierkegaard
  • Johannes Oecolampadius: The Reformer of Basel