Matthew Myer Boulton

President and Professor of Theology

Phone: (317) 924-1331


The sixth president of Christian Theological Seminary, Boulton was most recently Associate Professor of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School. 

In his teaching and research, Boulton has explored ways in which Christian worship founds and forms Christian life. This exploration draws together his interests in Christian worship; theology and public life; biblical interpretation and preaching; and the performing arts, including theater, music, and film. 

He is the author of Life in God: John Calvin, Practical Formation, and the Future of Protestant Theology (Eerdmans 2011), and God Against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology Through Worship (Eerdmans, 2008).  He is currently at work on a book on Christian preaching.

Boulton is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).