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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, Pasadena, California, 2002
  • M.A. - Biblical Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 1996
  • B.A. - Economics, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1982


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