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Maury Jackson
Maury Jackson, DMin
Associate Professor of Practical Theology


  • D.Min., Claremont School of Theology, 2007
  • M.A., Philosophy, California State University, Los Angeles, 2002
  • M.Div., Andrews University Theological Seminary, 1997
  • B.A., Religion, La Sierra University, 1993

Principal Research Interests

An ordained minister in the Adventist Church, Dr. Jackson served as pastor for congregations on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. He researches, writes, and teaches in the area of practical theology. He studies the practical arts of preaching, worship leadership, religious education and the church’s pastoral vocation to the larger community, i.e., reconciliation of communities that struggle with racism, sexism, classism, etc. His reflection on the practice of ministry (and from the practice of ministry) is informed by tools of theological analysis, ethical evaluation, and cultural investigation.

Research AREA Highlights: 

  • Homiletics
  • Poimenics
  • Liturgics

Phone: 951-785-2097

Representative Publications

  1. “When Anger Heals: A Christian Response to the Global Healthcare Debate” Adventist Today21:1 (Winter, 2013), 04-09.                                   
  2. “The Heresy Tertullian Overlooked: On Prescription against the Apologist’s Use of Rhetoric” Spes Christiana 22-23 (2011-2012), 15-30.
  3. “Delivering Salvation: Pregnancy and Childbirth” Spectrum Magazine 40:2 (Spring, 2012), 19-21.
  4. “Sketching an Adventist Vision for Global Mission” Adventist Today 20:2 (March-April, 2012), 16-19. 
  5. “Answering the Call for a Sacred Conversation on Race” Spectrum Magazine 36:3 (Summer, 2008), 42-50.