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David M. Rylaarsdam

David M. Rylaarsdam

Professor of the History of Christianity and Worship


Bacholor of Arts, Dordt College (1989)
Master of Divinity, Calvin Theological Seminary (1993)
Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame (1997, 2000)


David Rylaarsdam began his teaching career at Smith Memorial Bible College in Nigeria, and since has taught at the University of Notre Dame, Dordt College, Missional Training Center (Phoenix), Calvin Prison Initiative, and Calvin Seminary. He has also served a variety of churches as interim pastor and received missionary training in Mexico City.

His research interests are focused on Christian spiritual practices, discipleship, and leadership training throughout history.

Speaking Topics

Spiritual formation, history, discipleship, worship, or biblical theology.

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