Phil Tierney

Phil Tierney has been an Episcopal priest for more than 40 years. He has earned degrees in Philosophy, Theology, and Psychotherapy. He has served chaplaincies at Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, and the Foxcroft and Madeira Schools. He served eight churches in six states and two other countries. He has written two books, and volunteers at various churches and non-profit organizations.

Course Title: Theocracy: Can Democracy Survive Fundamentalism? (Fall Term 2023)
Participant Testimonials:

I am impressed with the depth of knowledge that Phil demonstrated each week.

The power of the class was in the conversations and Phil’s brilliant responses.

Course Title: The Evils We Face and How to Transcend Them (Fall Term 2021)
Participant Testimonials:

Phil Tierney is such a great teacher--he always involves the class in discussions and summarizes all responses well. He brings thoughtfulness and humor while sharing his experiences and personal insights.

Phil’s powerful content grew with each new area of interest. He has a wealth of insight and examples of human relations.

Phil encouraged input from all members of the class, no matter what that was! and was respectful and interested in all of the individual offerings and perspectives.


Coure Title: Contrasts in in Political Theology: An American Landscape (Fall Term 2020)
Participant Testimonials:

Phil Tierney is a gifted teacher who invites his students to engage in the material he teaches in challenging and inspiring ways.  Phil’s mastery of complex material is inclusive and concise in his communication. He is sensitive to the opinions and views of the class members and is open to being challenged in his presentations.

Phil is an excellent presenter, listener, and leader for encouraging questions from the class and provoking excellent discussions. The reading materials were beneficial in better understanding the history and how our brains work. Considering the election time, it was most timely.

Course Title: Theocracy: Can American Democracy Survive Fundamentalism? (Fall Term 2018)
Participant Testimonials:

"The subject matter of the course was pertinent to our times and Phil does a fantastic job of sharing information and engaging class participation."

"Phil is a scholar and knows his material very well. He was also a great teacher, allowing for much classroom discussion with openness and vulnerability and safety. Superb course."




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