"Palmer is a very special place, not so much because of our academic programs or our physical facilities, but because of our unique mission in the field of theological education. Our identity is characterized by a view of the Bible that takes ALL its words and messages seriously. We consider it our mission to equip women and men not just to address the spiritual condition of those among whom they will minister, but also to speak with a prophetic voice to issues related to equality, social justice, and concern for the poor. All of these are major themes throughout Scripture."
- Wallace Charles Smith,
Dean, Smith School of Christian Ministries