Kelly Kapic


  • Former Professor of Theological Studies

My long term professional goals include both teaching and writing. Through teaching I aim to enthusiastically equip future Church leaders, missionaries, professionals, and other lay-people to serve Christ in the church and world. Through research and writing I hope to provide accessible scholarship which is theologically rich, textured with the past, relevant to the present and helpful for the future. This includes writing in the areas of systematic, historical, and practical theology. As background, I have poured many years of my life into studying the theology of the Puritan John Owen, believing that time spent working through his thought would provide not just important historical background, but also a theological grounding from one of the greatest theologians Britain ever produced. I have not been disappointed. While most of my early publications have focused on Owen's theology, most of my planned future writings are more constructively theological in orientation. I have a great interest in contemporary theology, an ongoing interest in the connection between Christology, the Trinity, and anthropology, and a growing desire to produce other writings aimed more directly at the laity. Theology is not simply for academics, but for all of God's people. It is meant to be a liberating joy, not a deadening burden. In my opinion, theology matters to all Christians because it is ultimately about worship. We engage in theological reflection because we are concerned that our worship would faithfully be directed to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has given us his Spirit.

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