Dr. Alex Sosler

Assistant Professor of Bible & Ministry
Studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression

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 currently serves as Assisting Priest at Redeemer Anglican Church in Asheville.

His research focuses on education, spiritual formation, cultural criticism, and theology and the arts. He also serves as Book Review editor at the Christian Education Journal

His popular writing has been featured in Front Porch RepublicMockingbirdFathom MagazineFare ForwardChrist and Pop Culture, and others. His writing, research, and speaking can be found at his website.

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.



Learning to Love: Christian Higher Education as Pilgrimage. Falls City Press, Beaver Falls, PA.

A Short Guide Spiritual Formation: Finding Lift in Truth, Goodness, Beauty, and Community. Grand Rapids, Baker Academic. May 2024.

Co-written with Gary Ball: Sacramental Imagination: Connecting Artistic Vision with Artistic Practice. Eugene, OR: Cascade. Fall 2024.

Edited Volumes

Theology and the Avett Brothers. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.

Co-edited with Claude Atcho. Theology and Hip-Hop: Only the Lover Raps. Eugene, OR: Cascade. Spring 2025.


“Desire and the Spiraling of Sin: An Augustinian Take on Walter White and Saul Goodman” in Theology and Breaking Bad. Edited by David Goodin and George Tsakiridis. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.

Memento Mori: Learning to Die with the Avett Brothers” in Theology and the Avett Brothers. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic. 

“The Culture Wars and Lord of the Rings: Models of Christian Engagement” in Tolkien and Theology. Edited by Douglas Estes. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic (Fall 2024).

“Love and Liberation: Listening to Glary Clark, Jr. with St. Augustine and James Cone” in Theology and the Blues. (Forthcoming)

Journal Articles

“Going to School with Marilynne Robinson: A Sacramental Education.” Christian Scholar’s Review (September 2022).

“A Typology of Christian Higher Education: Ordering Love for the Common Good.” Christian Higher Education Journal. (Fall 2022).

“Going to the Morgue with Andres Serrano: Provocation as Revelation.” religions. (August 2022)

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).

Invited Lectures

“Great American Novels: Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead.” National Association of Scholars (January 5, 2022)

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)

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).


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).