Cooper Smith

Affiliated Faculty, Theology

Education

Ph.D., Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 2019
MDiv., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, 2013
B.S., Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2009

Associated Academic Programs

Theology and Christian Ministry

Cooper Smith is an affiliated faculty member in the Theology Department.

Dr. Cooper Smith wants all of his students to better understand God, His plan, and our role in His mission. He also wants his students to understand that the Bible provides the right perspective on all of the big questions that we face in our lives: Who are we? What should we do? How should I live?

“In my courses, we provide a framework for answering these questions by looking at what the Bible teaches. It is a great joy to hear from students at the end of a course that they better understand their place in the world because they better understand what God is teaching us in the Bible,” he said.

He points to several things he loves about teaching at Trinity. “I love how students come from all different backgrounds and with different interests. They approach my classes from different perspectives. This allows us to learn from each other as our assumptions are challenged and we are forced to engage with others graciously—even when we disagree. Another thing that I love about Trinity is the way that I get to teach about all of God’s plan from Genesis to Revelation.”

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Dr. Cooper Smith wants all of his students to better understand God, His plan, and our role in His mission. He also wants his students to understand that the Bible provides the right perspective on all of the big questions that we face in our lives: Who are we? What should we do? How should I live?

“In my courses, we provide a framework for answering these questions by looking at what the Bible teaches. It is a great joy to hear from students at the end of a course that they better understand their place in the world because they better understand what God is teaching us in the Bible,” he said.

He points to several things he loves about teaching at Trinity. “I love how students come from all different backgrounds and with different interests. They approach my classes from different perspectives. This allows us to learn from each other as our assumptions are challenged and we are forced to engage with others graciously—even when we disagree. Another thing that I love about Trinity is the way that I get to teach about all of God’s plan from Genesis to Revelation.”

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