Dr. Alex Sosler

Assistant Professor of Bible & Ministry

Alex Sosler

Dr. Alex Sosler joined the Montreat College faculty in 2018 as an assistant professor of Bible and ministry. Prior to coming to Montreat, Dr. Sosler served as pastoral assistant at Cornerstone Church in Aurora, Ohio, and as an associate pastor at Milwood Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. He has an identity rooted in the local church and sees his call to academia as a way to further the mission of local churches through equipping students and supporting churches. He is currently a member of Redeemer Anglican Church in Asheville.

Dr. Sosler is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Bible College (B.A. Religious Studies) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div. in Missions and Evangelism, Ed.D. in Higher Education/Spiritual Formation). His dissertation focuses on the teleological priorities of Christian higher education. His research interests are centered around the areas of faith formation, education, and arts and culture. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Professors in Christian Education.

Dr. Sosler is from Cleveland, Ohio, and cherishes all things Cleveland. He is married to Lauren and father to Mariela Grace, Auden Augustine, and Jude Adeodatus. Their home is committed to hospitality, which pairs well with their love of good coffee and good food.

Bibliography

Publications

Sosler, Alex. “The Prodigal Love and a Hermeneutic of Charity: How Grace Changes Learning.” Pro Rege (March 2020).

Sosler, Alex. “Reason, Love, and Morality: The Limits of Reason in Kohlberg and the Importance of Love in Augustine and Smith.” Religious Education (September 2018)

Sosler, Alex. “Leading by Love: Leadership and Practice in the Gospel of John.” Journal of Applied Leadership (October 2018)

Book Reviews

Sosler, Alex. “Education for Character: Reviewing Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life and David Brook’s Road to Character.” Reflection Magazine (Spring 2019).

Presentations

Sosler, Alex. “With No Will, There is No Way: John Calvin on Education.” Symposium on Faith and Culture Conference at Baylor University (October 27, 2017).

Sosler, Alex. “Acts of Life for Life: Charity, Attention, and Commitment.” A Symposium on Faith and Vocation at Montreat College (November 6, 2018).

Sosler, Alex. “The Prodigal Love and a Hermeneutic of Charity: How Grace Changes Learning.” Prodigal Love of God Conference at Dordt College (March 2019).

Sosler, Alex. “A Hermeneutic of Charity: Intellectual Virtues from 1 Corinthians 13.” Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture at Baylor University (October 17, 2019).

Panels

Sosler, Alex; Frey, Brad; and Guthrie, David; and Martel, Keith. “Higher Education and Humanity: Revisiting Bruce Wilshire’s The Moral Collapse of the University, Thirty Years Hence.” Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture at Baylor University (October 17, 2019).