Michael Wittmer, Ph.D.

Professor of Systematic & Historical Theology; Director of the Center for Christian Worldview

Faculty Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Bible, Religion & Ministry

Staff Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Administration

Contact Michael Wittmer, Ph.D.

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Phone: 616-222-1513


Dr. Wittmer teaches various courses, including Graduate Research Methods, Christian Worldview, Medieval Theology and Systematic Theology. He also supervises theses for master's-level students in historical and systematic theology. He belongs to the Evangelical Theological Society.

He and his wife, Julie, have three children: Avery, Landon and Alayna.

Select Publications

  • 2008 | "A Christian Perspective on Sport." The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports. Edwin Mellen Press.
  • 2008 | "Don't Stop Believing: A Theological Critique of the Emergent Church." Reformed Review.

Christ Alone, Michael Wittmer    Don't Stop Believing, Michael Wittmer    Heaven is a Place on Earth, Michael Wittmer    The Last Enemy, Michael Wittmer    

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Select Reviews

  • 2008 | Review of A High View of Scripture? by Craig D. Allert. Calvin Theological Journal, 44: 337-339.
  • 2008 | Review of Aspects of Atonement by I. Howard Marshall. Calvin Theological Journal, 44: 356-357.
  • 2004 | Review of The Free Church and the Early Church: Bridging the Historical and Theological Divide by D. H. Williams. Calvin Theological Journal, 39: 450-451.
  • 2002 | Review of Disruptive Grace: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth by George Hunsinger. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 45: 176-178.

Select Presentations

  • 2008 | Evangelical Theological Society National Conference: "Machen on McLaren: A New Kind of Liberal?"
  • 2007 | Evangelical Theological Society National Conference: "Why Postmodern Evangelicals Find it Easier to Obey than to Believe"
  • 2005 | Evangelical Theological Society National Conference: "Divine Mystery as Theological Method: Implications for the Trinity and Divine Sovereignty"
  • 2005 | Athletes in Action International Think Tank Conference on the Christian View of Athletics: "The Christian Perspective on Sport"
  • 2002 | Evangelical Theological Society National Conference: "Love and Freedom in Barth's Doctrine of Election"


  • Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., M.Div., Grand Rapids Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Cedarville University


—Christian worldview
—Anthropology and redemption