Timothy R. Sensing

Professor of Ministry
Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Theology

B.S., Purdue University
M.Th., Harding University Graduate School of Religion
D.Min., Harding University Graduate School of Religion
Th.M., Duke University
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro


ACU Box 29416
Abilene, TX 79699

Blog: Homiletical Sensings

Research Interests: Homiletics and Practical Theology.

Personal Interests: Golf and science fiction.

Courses Taught: Homiletics, Leading in Intercultural Contexts, Preaching Pauline Literature.

Some Publications:

  • Authored Qualitative Research: A Multi-Methods Approach to Projects for Doctor of Ministry Theses, currently the only in-print resource specifically designed for D.Min. thesis projects.
  • Several essays in the Feasting on the Word and the forthcoming Feasting on the Gospel series published by Westminster John Knox Press.
  • Editor for the Effective Practice of Ministry: Essays in Memory of Charles Siburt, ACU Press, 2013.
  • Currently working on a homiletical textbook using C.S. Peirce's philosophical pragmatism.

Tim is married to Laura Phelps Sensing, an RN at Hendrick Hospital's prenatal clinic. They have a daughter Leslie who is a CPA in Fort Worth and a son Graham who is a marketing associate in Allen, TX. Before coming to ACU in 1998, Dr. Sensing ministered seventeen years in full-time with congregations in Lexington, SC; Burlington, NC; Washington, IN; Cape May Court House, NJ; and Memphis, TN. On Sundays, you can often find Tim preaching at various small churches around Abilene.


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