Paul Shrier, PhD

Professor, Department of Practical Theology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5628
Fax: (626) 815-5469
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Paul Shrier, PhD, 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.


  • PhD, Practical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MA, Biblical Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • BA, Economics, University of Waterloo

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Practical Theology


  • Economics and Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • Science and Theology

Courses Taught

  • MIN 108 - Christian Life, Faith, and Ministry
  • MIN 495 – Topics in Ministry
  • MIN 496 – Senior Seminar: Church and Society
  • MINC 253 - Evangelism and Discipleship
  • MINC 420 – Suffering: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Disabilities
  • SOCW 420 – Suffering: Theological and Practical Perspectives on Disabilities
  • WRIT 200 – Writing 2: Writing for Christian Practice