Matthew J Tuininga

Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

Phone: (616) 957-6023


Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

B.A., History (Covenant College, 2004)

M.Div. (Westminster Seminary California, 2009)

Ph.D., Religion, Ethics and Society (Emory University, 2014)


Dr. Matthew Tuininga became Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in 2016. He previously taught at Emory University and Oglethorpe University, in Atlanta, Georgia, and at Sewanee, University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. He preaches regularly and widely in Reformed and Presbyterian churches throughout North America and also speaks on topics revolving around Christian ethics and Christian cultural and political engagement. His first book, Calvin’s Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church: Christ’s Two Kingdoms was published with Cambridge University Press in 2017. He has written numerous articles and reviews for academic publications and also writes regularly in popular magazines and online. You can follow his online writings at his website,

Matt and his wife Elizabeth have three children.

Speaking Topics

Christianity and Culture

Christianity and Politics

Church and Social Justice

Christian Life




Christian Ethics

Christian Moral Tradition

Contemporary Moral Issues

Virtue Ethics

Sexuality and Marriage

Church and Social Justice

Religion and American Politics

Political Theology

Human Nature and the Social Order