Professor of the History of Christianity and Worship

David M. Rylaarsdam


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.

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any topic related to spiritual formation, history, discipleship, worship, or biblical theology


A.B. (Dordt College, 1989)
M.Div. (Calvin Theological Seminary, 1993)
M.A., Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame, 1997, 2000)