Dr. Ben Blackwell is Associate Professor of Theology, and he is the Director of HCU’s Houston Theological Seminary and oversees HCU’s Doctor of Ministry degree program. His primary teaching areas are the New Testament and Theology. Having published widely, Dr. Blackwell’s book Engaging Theology highlights his integrative approach and shows the relevance of theology for the life of the church. He loves teaching at HCU because of the diversity of students and enjoys interacting with students on a wide variety of topics. With his background in accounting, his students get practical lectures on saving for retirement as well as those related to applying the Bible in the contemporary world.