Why Christianity and Culture?

This specialization educates students in the historic and living traditions of the Christian Church.

Why Christianity and Culture?

This specialization educates students in the historic and living traditions of the Christian Church.

Christianity and Culture has a strong interdisciplinary and historical approach that seeks to give students a broad understanding of the relationship of Christianity to Western culture.

The intent is to help students prepare for graduate theological studies and to provide a solid foundation for those who desire to enter ministry. Majors, concentrations, and minors explore the relationship between the historic Christian faith and contemporary values, issues, institutions, and lifestyles. By doing so, our goal is to help develop graduates who apply discernment in their own cultural settings.

The Department of Religious Studies offers a major in Christianity and Culture, leading to a B.A. degree, as well as a concentration and a minor. A minor in Catholic Studies is offered by Catholic Pacific College, an approved teaching centre of TWU.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Financial Aid

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Catholic Pacific College

Founded in 1999 and located next to the entrance of Trinity Western University, the Catholic college is a valued partner and close neighbour to TWU. It offers sections of TWU courses on Catholic studies.

Careers in Christianity & Culture
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Students from the Christianity and Culture program can find careers in:

  • Global missionary service
  • Pastoral & ministry work
  • International development
  • Community & social services

Christianity and Culture students can also continue their degree to a master’s level at TWU's Graduate School of Theological Studies (ACTS).

Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Craig Broyles, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dirk Büchner, D. Litt.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Kent Clarke, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies; Brooke Foss Westcott Professorship of New Testament Textual Criticism, Greek Studies, and Hermeneutics; Chair, Religious Studies Department
Tony Cummins

Tony Cummins, D.Phil.

Professor of Religious Studies

Jonathan Dawn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Thomas R. Hatina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Biblical Studies Coordinator

Joanne Pepper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Coordinator, Inter-Cultural Religious Studies

Andrew B. Perrin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Jim Scott, Dr. theol.

Professor of Religious Studies

Archie Spencer

Associate Professor of Theology at ACTS Seminaries, J.H. Pickford Distinguished Chair of Systematic Theology for Northwest Baptist Seminary, Religious Studies