Jackson Lashier, Ph.D.

Director of Discipleship; Associate Professor of Religion
Email Address
(620) 229-6066

Jackson Lashier (Ph.D Marquette University) is an Associate Professor of Religion and the Director of Discipleship. Lashier instructs Introduction to Church History, Introduction to the Bible, Introduction to Biblical Interpretation, Introduction to Christian Theology, Comparative Religions, and Greek 1 and 2.

Academic History 

  • Marquette University, Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2011)
  • Asbury Theological Seminary, M.Div. (2005)
  • Iowa State University, B.A. in English (2000)

Highlighted Achievements 


  • Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching (2018)
  • Faculty Member of the Year (2017)—voted on by student body
  • United Methodist Exemplary Teacher Award (2013)



  • Irenaeus on the Trinity. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae 127Leiden: Brill, 2014.

Book Chapters

  • “Tertullian’s Inconsistent Anti-Monarchianism: Against Praxeas 8 and the Influence of Irenaeus.” In New Narratives for Old: Reading Early Christian Theology Using the Historical Method. Edited by Anthony A. Briggman and Ellen Scully. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press. (Forthcoming.)
  • “‘Lord and Life-Giver’”: Pneumatological Development in Trinitarian Perspective.” In T & T Clark Companion to Pneumatology. Edited by Daniel Castelo and Kenneth M. Loyer. London and New York: Bloomsbury. (Forthcoming.)
  • “‘Moving forward’ as Return: The Redemptive Journey of Don Draper.” In ‘The Universe is Indifferent’: Theology, Philosophy, and Mad Men. Edited by Ann W. Duncan and Jacob L. Goodson. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2016.

Refereed Articles

  • “Perpetua and the Meaning of Christian Identity.” Wesleyan Theological Society (2019): 89-103.
  • “Irenaeus as Logos Theologian.” Vigiliae Christianae 66 (2012): 341-61.
  • “Thomas and Dionysius on the Naming of God.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 53.1-4 (2008): 103-24.
  • “The Mediated and Undiluted Divine Light: Hierarchy, Mediation, and the Vision of God in the Works of Dionysius Areopagitica.” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 51.1-4 (2006): 45-70.
  • Research: His research focuses on the development of Christian beliefs in early Christianity. Lashier is currently writing a book on Saints in Christian history, which he hopes to have completed during his sabbatical in Spring 2021.

Lecture/Speaking Engagement Topics

Lashier is available to speak or lecture on:

  • Christian theology
  • Christian history


His spouse, Julie, is an ordained minister and serves as the Chaplain at Cumbernauld Village, a retirement community in town, and is the Director of Elevate Cowley County. They have three children, Ruthie (11), Rachel (8), and David (6). He enjoys playing with his kids, particularly sports, board games, and at the pool. He also likes to golf, walk, and binge watch series on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. He is an avid reader of fiction.

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