Dr. Aaron Kuecker

Dean, School of Theology & Vocation

Professor of Theology

Phone: (903) 233-3376
Office: HHH 127
Email: AaronKuecker@letu.edu


My academic work has largely focused on identity formation in the early Christian church. While my primary expertise and teaching experience is in New Testament studies and biblical theology, a good deal of my research has been interdisciplinary in nature, utilizing insights from social psychology to speak clearly about the Spirit's role in forming the identity of the people of God.

This interdisciplinary work has given me the opportunity to see the deep value that comes from partnership and shared learning across disciplinary lines. I am convinced that the ability to make connections across disciplinary boundaries is vital to Christian scholarship and witness in the world, as it bears witness to the integrity of God's good creation. As Director of Honors College, I look forward to the opportunity to work across disciplinary boundaries with students and faculty in pursuit of creative and exciting curricula and research.



  • Ph.D., New Testament Studies, University of St. Andrews
  • M.Div., Western Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Political Science, Central College


Previous Experience

  • 2008-2013: Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Education, Trinity Christian College
  • 2007: Adjunct Professor, Western Theological Seminary



2013 forthcoming “Social Identity and Ethnicity” in T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity and the New Testament, edited by J. Brian Tucker and Coleman A. Baker. Contracted with T & T Clark.
2013 forthcoming “Fictive kinship in Acts and filial piety in Vergil’s Aeneid: A comparison” in T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity and the New Testament, edited by J. Brian Tucker and Coleman A. Baker. Contracted with T & T Clark.
2013 Co-authored with Kelly D. Liebengood. “‘The Paul of the Epistles’ and ‘The Paul of Acts’: Some exegetical and theological considerations” in What must we believe? Evangelicals and Historical Criticism, edited by Christopher Hays and Christopher Ansberry. Contracted with SPCK.
2012 “Response to Longenecker: Poverty and Paul’s Gospel.” Ex Auditu. Vol 27:2011, pp.45-50.
2011 The Spirit and the ‘Other’: Social Identity, Ethnicity and Intergroup Reconciliation in Luke-Acts. Library of New Testament Studies Monograph Series. (London: T & T Clark, 2011).
2010 “Work in Acts.” Commissioned essay on Acts for the Theology of Work Project.
2009 “Work in Luke.” Commissioned essay on the Gospel of Luke for the Theology of Work Project.
2009 “The Spirit and the ‘Other’, Satan and the ‘Self’: Economic ethics as a consequence of identity transformation in Luke- Acts.” In Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Scenarios Economics edited by Bruce W. Longenecker and Kelly David Liebengood, pp. 81-103. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009).