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Glen Scorgie

Job Titles

  • Professor of Theology
    Ministry (M.A.), Bethel Seminary
    Master of Divinity, Bethel Seminary
    Marriage & Family Therapy (M.A.), Bethel Seminary
    M.A. (Christian Thought), Bethel Seminary
    M.A. (Theological Studies), Bethel Seminary

Started at Bethel



  • University of St Andrews, Scotland - Ph.D., 1986
  • Regent College, Vancouver - M.C.S, 1982
  • Wheaton Graduate School - M.A., 1974

Areas of expertise

Systematic theology, historical theology, spiritual theology and ethics.


Glen, a Canadian, joined Bethel Seminary’s faculty after serving as academic vice-president of North American Baptist College in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a past president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association. He has lectured in such places as Ukraine, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China. For many years he has assisted in the ministries of a Chinese church in San Diego. He and his wife Kate have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren.

Courses Taught

Systematic Theology
Theology of Spirituality and Prayer
The Pietist Tradition
Theology and Marriage & Family Therapy: Integrative Seminar (team-taught with MFT professor)
Historical Theology (19th Century to the Present)
World Religions (Survey)
Theology of World Religions
Christian Ethics
Movie Theology
Canadian Church History 
Christian Worldview
Integrative Studies (Christian Perspectives on Humanities & Social Sciences)   
Biblical Studies (Epistle to the Romans, Book of Revelation)
Introduction to Preaching
Theology Seminar on Church and Post-Modernity
Theology Seminar on Worship
Theology Seminar on Atonement  
Theology Seminar on Contemporary Culture
Theology Seminar on the Gospel in a Pluralist Society
Theology Seminar on the Charismatic Impulse in Contemporary Christianity
Ethics Seminar on Bioethics
Ethics Seminar on Human Sexuality
Ethics Seminar on Virtue


ECPA Book Award: Reference Book Category (2012): Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (2011)
ECPA Award: Top Interview (2008): “Reflections on Christian Community: An Interview with Gilbert Bilezikian,” Priscilla Papers 21,     no. 4 (Autumn 2007): 8-12.


A Call for Continuity: The Theological Contribution of James Orr.  Macon, GA:  Mercer University Press, 1988; Reprinted, Vancouver: Regent College, 2004.
The Challenge of Bible Translation. Co-editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
The Journey Back to Eden: Restoring the Creator’s Design Women and Men. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality: Three Dimensions of Life with God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.
Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. General Editor. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011.

Various scholarly articles, chapters and reviews.

Certificates and Licenses

Licensed minister of the Baptist General Conference (Converge)

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

Member, Board of Editorial Consultants, Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care (2015--)
Member, Board of Directors, Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (2013-2016)
Visiting Scholar, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China (2010)
Visiting Scholar, Renmin University, Beijing, China (2010)

Hobbies and Interests

Walking, biking, travel and spectator sports