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Michael Bruner, M.Div.

Assistant Professor, Department of Practical Theology
Phone: (626) 815-5452
Fax: (616) 815-5469
Michael Bruner, M.Div., was born and raised in the Philippines as the child of missionary parents. He has taught in various capacities at APU for more than 10 years in the departments of Education, English, and Practical Theology. Bruner also has presented at conferences around the country, and has published articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from faith in the workplace to Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. His areas of scholarly interest include literature and theology, spiritual development, and cultural hermeneutics. Bruner is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a Reader (resident scholar) at the Huntington Library in San Marino.


Ph.D. (ABD), Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Div., Spiritual Development, Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., English, University of Washington


  • Honors College
  • School of Theology
    • Department of Practical Theology

Courses Taught

MIN 108 – Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry
MIN 108H – Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry (Honors)
MINC 495 – Topics in Christian Ministry

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 227, West Campus

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