Jason Mills, PhD

Assistant Professor of Spiritual Theology
Dean of the Seminary
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Teaching Philosophy

Having been shaped by Paulo Freire's pedagogy, I see teaching as a form of liberation. Good teaching releases students to think freely and differently about their world. I want my students to see themselves as educators of educators and students of students.


I am an educator researching ministry and technology, online theological education, pastoral formation and spiritual theology. My wife and I are both ordained Free Methodist chaplains/pastors and parents to two amazing children. I enjoy making pizza, swimming, and prairie tailwinds when biking. You can find my blog at www.jasonmills.ca.


PhD - University of St. Michael's College (2021)
MA - McMaster Divinity College (2006)
BTh - Emmanuel Bible College (2000)


The Future of Theological Education
Technology and Online Education
Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy (Military and Health Care)
Pastoral Formation and Virtue Development


Journal articles:

“Is Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE) ‘Substantially Equivalent’ to a Recognized Psychotherapy Program?”  Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling 76, no. 4 (2022): 114-128.

Book reviews:

“Aleshire, Daniel O., Beyond Profession: The Next Future of Theological Education.” (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2021). Toronto Journal of Theology. Vol. 38, No. 1 (Spring 2022): 115-117.

“Wheeler, Barbara G., ed., Disruption and Hope: Religious Traditions and the Future of Theological Education.” (Waco, TX: Baylor, 2019). Toronto Journal of Theology. Vol 38, No. 1 (Spring 2022): 117-118.

“Hughes, Aaron W., From Seminary to University: An Institutional History of Religion in Canada.” (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2020). Toronto Journal of Theology. Vol. 37, No. 2 (Fall 2021): 231-232.

“Benjamín Valentín, ed., Looking Forward with Hope: Reflections on the Present State and Future of Theological Education.” (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2019). Toronto Journal of Theology. Vol. 37, No. 1 (Spring 2021): 123-124.

I realized I could do an entire course in a week and do my Master's in a year. Not only can I work this around my operational ministry, it has increased my ability to provide timely and godly knowledge in these situations.
Capt. The Rev. Eric Davis