Arizona Center for Christian Studies


The Arizona Center for Christian Studies (ACCS) is a scholarly organization that explores a Christian faith perspective on academic studies, seeking an intelligent dialogue with all academic disciplines. ACCS seeks to:

  • benefit all colleges, universities, and seminaries in Arizona, as well as the wider community.
  • integrate faith and learning through lectures, classes, conferences, discussion groups, research projects, publications, websites, and other academic initiatives.

It is affiliated with local, national, and international organizations similarly committed to Christian scholarship and purpose, such as the Consortium of Christian Study Centers .


With our partners, the Arizona Center for Christian Studies (ACCS) seeks to bring outstanding scholars to lecture or otherwise participate with the Center and with appropriate academic departments and institutions. These scholars have included:

  • Sir Colin Humphreys
  • N.T. Wright
  • Mary Poplin
  • John Lennox
  • Andrew Briggs
  • William Newsome
  • Michael Reiss
  • and many more

Likewise, the Center highlights the excellent work being done by scholars in colleges, universities, and seminaries in Arizona, and assists this work through a supportive fellowship of faculty members.