Rev. Andrew I. Shepardson
M.A., Philosophy of Religion ‘10
I chose Denver Seminary’s Philosophy of Religion program because I wanted a rigorous theological education, one that challenged my abilities and developed my gifts. I took a couple of courses at another seminary, and I was dissatisfied with the quality of instruction. At Denver Seminary, I sit in small classes with top-quality professors who care about my formation as a thinker and leader as deeply as they care about the material.
The Philosophy of Religion program has enabled me to handle the challenges of ministry with confidence and care. As a youth pastor, I see many students who experience crises of faith in their formative years, and the professors at Denver Seminary have equipped me to minister to students with the truth, rationality, and relevance of Christianity. I have learned to treat each student to whom I minister as an individual, helping them to grow in knowledge of the truth and in love for God, self, and neighbor.
The program’s greatest strength is the ability of professors to help you focus and explore your own interests in Philosophy of Religion. Students are encouraged to integrate their interests into their study of apologetics, philosophy, and worldview studies. The professors offer guidance in formulating a biblical worldview specific to each student’s academic and ministry callings. Denver Seminary has equipped me to lovingly give the reason for the hope that I have!