Brian Lugioyo, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biblical and Theological Studies

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5266
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Brian Lugioyo, Ph.D., teaches theology and specializes in theological anthropology, liturgical theology, and 16th-century theology. His research focuses on neuroscience and Christian anthropology, the role of liturgy and ethics, and the life and work of Martin Bucer. He is the author of Martin Bucer’s Doctrine of Justification (Oxford University Press, 2010), co-editor of Reconsidering the Relationship between Biblical and Systematic Theology in the New Testament: Essays by Theologians and New Testament Scholars (Mohr Siebeck, 2014), and recently the chapter “Martin Luther’s Eucharistic Christology” for the Oxford Handbook of Christology (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Previously assistant professor of theology and Bible at Spring Arbor University, he is also an ordained elder in the Free Methodist Church. He preaches and teaches regularly at his home church, and is often invited to neighboring churches for pulpit supply and Sunday school classes. He maintains a quirky teaching blog. He and his wife, Nicole, are blessed with three beautiful children.


  • Ph.D., King’s College, University of Aberdeen
  • M.A.T., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Westmont College

Academic Area

  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Ethics and Worship
  • Neuroscience and the Soul
  • Reformation Theology