See what makes the Judson University Biblical and Theological Studies Department unique.
Diverse and Experienced Faculty
Our biblical and theological studies faculty members have backgrounds in various Christian theological traditions and degrees from a wide spectrum of universities and seminaries, but they are united in their commitment to the core tenets of evangelical Christianity like the centrality ofJesus Christ and the authority of Scripture. Students also reflect this diversity, and we strive to explore the theological riches of all major branches of faith as we study/learn together.
Emphasis on Engaging Culture
Learning to interpret biblical texts, read Hebrew and Greek, and understand how and why theologians come to differing conclusions are all foundational elements of our programs, but it is vital that students also learn to be wise “readers” of culture. Students learn to relate biblical and theological truths to contemporary life as they engage, discern, and even create music, film, art, and literature in coursework and other campus opportunities like Reel Conversations and the Imago Film Festival.
Outstanding students are invited for membership in the Theta Alpha Kappa honor society, and we award the Erickson Prize for Excellence in Biblical Studies to graduating students each spring.
Our vigorous coursework will help prepare you for a rapidly changing marketplace and potential further graduate study by building skills in the deep reading of source material, collection and evaluation of data, careful attention to detail, and effective and persuasive communication.
Commitment to Academic Rigor
We expect students to work hard and strive for excellence, engaging their peers in study and scholarship both on campus and in broader venues.
Student Religious Studies Conference
Each year our students present papers at the Student Religious Studies Conference, hosted by the Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature.