The Philosophy and Theology major in the School of Theology and Ministry at IWU is designed to give students a strong base of intellectual reasoning required at the graduate and seminary level. The experienced and respected faculty is key to making the Philosophy and Theology major high-quality both academically and philosophically. Among the well-known and deeply admired faculty are Steve Horst (Philosophy) and Chris Bounds (Theology).

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Christopher Bounds; MDiv, PhD Prof; Religion chris.bounds@indwes.edu Department - Theology & Philosophy Division - *Theology & Ministry


Educational Background:
  • A.B., 1988, Asbury College
  • M.Div., 1991, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • M.Phil., 1994, Drew University
  • Ph.D., 1997, Drew University

Chris Bounds is Professor of Theology at Indiana Wesleyan University, where he has taught since 2002 and is an Ordained Elder in The Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Prior to coming to Indiana Wesleyan, he served as a pastor for eight years.

He has published articles in popular and scholarly venues, including The Asbury Theological Journal, Catalyst: Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives for United Methodist Seminarians, East-West Church and Ministry Report, Expository Times, Good News Magazine, Religious Studies Review, Studia Patristica, The Wesleyan Theological Journal, and Wesley and Methodist Studies.

He has also contributed chapters or articles to popular and academic books, including Straight Talk, Scholars Coming to Faith, Recovering the Wesleyan Social Witness, Treasure the Word: A Layperson’s Guide to Interpreting Scripture, Holiness:  The Power to Transform You, Your Church and Your World, Care of Creation: Christian Voices on God, Humanity, and the Environment, ReThinking Wesleyan Theology, and Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture.  

He presently serves on the Board of Trustees at Asbury University, the Board of Trustees for One Mission Society (OMS International), and also serves on the Board of Directors for Good News: A Forum for Scriptural Christianity in The United Methodist Church.

He and his wife Tamara have two children, a daughter – Maris and a son – Morgan.

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