Dr. Christine Pohl

Professor Emerita of Church in Society


  • Christian Social Ethics
  • Church in Society
  • Christian Hospitality
  • Ethics and Community
  • Women in Church and Society


  • B.S., Syracuse University, 1972
  • M.A. in Theological Studies (social ethics), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1986
  • Ph.D., Emory University, 1993

Dr. Christine Pohl is Associate Provost and Professor of Church and Society/Christian Ethics. She has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary since 1989.

She received a B.S. in Special Education at Syracuse University, 1972; a M.A. in Theological Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1986; and a Ph.D. in Ethics and Society at Emory University, 1993.

Dr. Pohl worked in various ministries for 11 years before attending seminary. She owned a Christian bookstore for six years and later worked in advocacy and refugee resettlement. She currently serves as an occasional advisor for homeless shelters and refugee programs. She has also helped plant four churches.

She is a recipient of grants for research from the American Academy of Religion, Lilly Endowment and Louisville Institute, and has served as a board member for the Louisville Institute and for the Society of Christian Ethics.

Dr. Pohl is the author of several books including Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition, Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us (Eerdmans, 2011), Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism and the Theological Academy (co-authored with Nicole Creegan), and Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission (co-authored with Christopher Heuertz).

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