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Paul Shrier, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Practical Theology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5628
Fax: (626) 815-5469
Paul Shrier, Ph.D., came to Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology from Canada with a background in economics and financial advising. He spent five years as an adjunct professor at APU before joining the faculty full time. Shrier’s areas of expertise include practical theology as it relates to the integration of faith in daily life and social issues, economics, and science. He has written and presented on a variety of topics pertaining to AA recovery programs, Christians in the workplace, and theology in stem cell research.


  • Ph.D., Practical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Economics, University of Waterloo


School of Theology

  • Department of Practical Theology


  • Economics and Theology
  • Practical Theology
    Integration of faith and daily life, social issues
  • Science and Theology

Courses Taught

  • MIN 108 – Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry
  • MIN 206 – Introduction to Practical Theology
  • MIN 417 – The Art of Leadership
  • MINC 416 – Communicating the Gospel