Grace Theological Seminary announced this week that Dr. Christy Morr (pictured) will join the school’s full-time faculty, effective this fall, as Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation and Women’s Ministries.
Originally from the Ashland, Ohio, Grace Brethren Church, Dr. Morr is a graduate of Wheaton College (B.A.), Talbot School of Theology (M.A.) and her Ph.D. is also from Talbot, in the area of Spiritual Formation. She will be teaching in the areas of spiritual formation, interpersonal communication, and women’s ministries.
Dr. Morr’s research interests include personal and interpersonal development with empirical work conducted in the area of adult attachment styles and relationship with God variables. She taught at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology before coming to Grace. Dr. Morr has also been on the staff of Fullerton Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, CA, serving in the area of women’s ministries.
While she focuses primarily in women’s ministries, she has also served in a variety of leadership roles cross-culturally, in the local church and in the parachurch context. She has developed a number of Bible study materials, has been published in the Christian Education Journal, and has presented research findings at the North American Professors of Christian Education Conference, a society of which she is a member.
This fall she will be teaching a new course at Grace College entitled, “Women and Scripture.” Students will explore the various roles women played in the Old Testament against the backdrop of the ancient world. They will investigate ways Jesus elevated the status of women and how New Testament passages describe the function of women within the Christian community.
Using modern theories on the role of women–hierarchical, complementarian, and egalitarian–students will seek to define a biblical approach to contemporary questions about the role of women. The three-credit course will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00-1:50 pm. For information about auditing the course or taking it for credit, call the Grace Registrar’s Office at (574)372-5100, ext 6414 or 6415.