Dennis Okholm

Visiting Professor of Systematic Theology

Contact Information
B.A., Wheaton College
M.A., Trinity Divinity School
M.Div., Trinity Divinity School
Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Biographical Information

Dennis Okholm is a professor of theology at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA) and adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Dennis was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for 27 years before he set out on the Canterbury trail and was ordained in the Anglican Church in North America. Before following his wife to Southern California he taught at Wheaton College, his alma mater. In addition, he has preached and taught at many churches in the U.S. and has done short-term mission work in Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Romania, and Honduras. He has an M.Div. and an M.A. (Church History) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a Th.M. and Ph.D in Systematic Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has authored and edited eight books, including Monk Habits for Everyday People: Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants (Brazos). His next book, Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from the Psychology of Ancient Monks, will be available in 2014. He is married to Trevecca, a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is the father of a son and a daughter and the grandfather of two extraordinary girls.

Areas of Expertise, Research and Writing


2007 Monk Habits for Everyday People: Benedictine Spirituality for Protestants. Brazos Press.

2004 Evangelicals and Scripture: Tradition, Authority, and Hermeneutics. Co-editor. InterVarsity Press.

1998 The Gospel in Black and White: Theological Resources for Racial Reconciliation. Editor. InterVarsity Press,

1995 Christian Apologetics in a Post-Modern World. Co-editor. InterVarsity Press.

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