Adam Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Humanities

(602) 576-2452
[email protected]


Ph.D., Educational Studies, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University
M.A., Educational Ministries with highest honors, Wheaton College Graduate School
B.A., History magna cum laude, Northwestern College


Dr. Rasmussen has been a follower of Jesus Christ since 1982. His passion is to call people to flourish under the Lordship of Christ in all of life. Before coming to Arizona Christian University in 2017, Dr. Rasmussen served twenty five years in Christian education as an associate pastor under R. Kent Hughes at the historic College Church in Wheaton and as a teacher and adminstrator at a Christian school. His research interests include biblical literacy, apologetics, and the educational methods of Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri. He aims to see each student in his courses engage with the material and be transformed to reach their full potential.


Rasmussen, A.. (2019). Francis Schaeffer and educational ministries at L’Abri: A historical-conceptual study with new qualitative research. (doctoral dissertation)

Rasmussen, A. (2014, December). [Review of the book Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being., by M. Seligman]. ACSI Leadership Matters, 2.2.

Rasmussen, A. (2005, December). Growing 252: Spiritual enrichment at Surrey Garden Christian School. Colorado Springs, CO: ACSI Rocky Mountain Region Exemplary Schools.

Rasmussen, A. (2017, March). [Review of the book Rare leadership: 4 uncommon habits for increasing trust, joy, and engagement in the people you lead, by M. Warner & J. Wilder]. Christian Education Journal, 14.

The New Living Translation Bible. (2001). The Jesus Bible. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, contributor.


Rasmussen, A. (2015, March 11). “A model for developing student leadership.” Seminar presented  at Merryland International School, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Rasmussen, A. (July 2018 to Present, various). “Christian philosophy of education.” Coursework for the Association of Christian Schools International presented to the K-12 staff of various schools.

Rasmussen, A. (2003, July). “Indestructible faith.” Key note speaker to youth at SEND    International  gathering, Madrid, Spain

Rasmussen, A. (2017, November 2). “Integrating a Christian worldview in the classroom.” Seminar presented at the Association of Christian Schools International Professional Development Conference, Mesa, Arizona. 

Rasmussen, A. (2018, February 3). “Loss in the family: A case study of grace in the Christian home”. Seminar presented at the Biblical Counselors of Arizona Conference, Gilbert, Arizona.

Rasmussen, A. (2012, November 10). “Servant leadership principles for student council.” Seminar presented at the ACSI Middle School Leadership Summit, Gilbert, Arizona.