Are you curious about how your faith relates to your world? Seeking to join others in making sense of difficult questions? Theology is an invitation to engage in a centuries-long conversation—one that involves critical thinking and active participation. The theology minor at Gordon will challenge you to think theologically about all of life—from careers to culture, relationships to reconciliation, the past to the present.
In our complex and ever-changing world, a thoughtful faith is critical. But more than knowing what to believe, you must know why you believe and how those beliefs are lived. You will learn how Christians have interacted with perennial questions in the past, and will wrestle with new tough questions. With faculty members from a range of denominations, you will encounter varying perspectives as you learn how different beliefs emerged and why Christians hold to them.
The theology minor is designed to complement any major at Gordon, equipping you for a thoughtful, faithful approach to your chosen career field. You may opt to further your theological studies through the biblical studies and Christian ministries programs, which prepare you for a range of careers in ministry, social service and education.
“Studying theology is about pursuing truth and how that truth impacts our world. Understanding that truth helps us live a life that imitates Christ; it is a journey that we take at Gordon to comprehend the vastness of our God and the limitless scope of our faith."
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Students in this minor tend to be drawn toward thought-provoking discussion, which is why the department hosts an informal weekly lunch—a chance to gather with peers and professors. You can also add a new dimension to your learning by participating in a mission trip, Young Life, or local outdoor, urban or church ministry. Learn more ➔
Learn how to engage theological questions in varying contexts around the world.
This minor works well with any major; however political science, business, social work and communication arts students have found it particularly helpful for their fields. The minor is also a natural fit for the biblical studies and Christian ministries majors.