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Brandon Schmidly

Brandon Schmidly

Dr. Brandon Schmidly Chairs Evangel's Department of Theology & Global Church Ministry. He also serves on the Seminary Academic Leadership Team for AGTS. He loves helping students develop in their ability to think critically about important topics, and in integrating Faith with learning and life as they pursue their God-given calling. He began work at Evangel University in 2007 as an assistant professor of philosophy. His doctoral work at the University of Missouri was in the area of parental rights, and his research, broadly, has been in ethics and social-political philosophy.

Dr. Schmidly is co-editor of the book, Christian Morality: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Moral Decision Making (Pickwick, 2016). He also facilitates a regular grant from the Institute for Humane Studies to thoughtfully engage students in the topic of religious freedom. Dr. Schmidly was the coordinator and host of the 2016 Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers Conference, on the theme: Philosophy & Public Engagement. www.evangel.edu/scp

Dr. Schmidlyís course offerings include introductory philosophy, logic, critical thinking, ethics, ancient philosophy, medieval philosophy, modern philosophy, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, bioethics and several other special topics in philosophy. He has also taught interdisciplinary courses and Essential Christianity. He served as Evangelís Theology department chair in 2013 leading up to the consolidation of the Springfield, Mo. Assemblies of God schools.

Prior to teaching at Evangel, Dr. Schmidly served on pastoral staffs in Springfield and Mount Vernon, Mo. Dr. Schmidly is married to Leanne and they have three wonderful children.

Title: Chair of Undergraduate Seminary Programs,
Department of Theology and Global Church Ministries
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Office: Trask 214D

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Professional Information:

  • Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.A. University of Missouri Columbia
  • B.A. Evangel University

Org Memberships:

  • APA - American Philosophical Association
  • SCP - Society of Christian Philosophers
  • SPS - Society of Pentecostal Studies
  • Phi Sigma Tau - Philosophy Honor Society

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Ethics
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Introduction to Deductive Logic
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Bioethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Epistemology
  • Frameworks 220: Order

Christian Morality: An Interdisciplinary Framework for Thinking about Contemporary Moral Issues
EDITED BY Geoffrey W. Sutton, Brandon Schmidly

  • https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Morality- Interdisciplinary-Contemporary-Frameworks/dp/1498204767

    Chapel Messages
  • Being a Knower - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/92027191
  • Free Will & Evil - http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/40793136

    Started Work: 2007

    Was an Evangel Student: 1994-1998

    Top 5 Strengths:

    Christian Morality Book:
    Chapel: Being a Godly knower
    Chapel: Free Will & Evil

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