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David Rathel

David Rathel

Director, Academic Graduate Studies Program | Associate Professor of Christian Theologyoffice: 909-687-1623

Dr. Rathel is the author of Baptists and the Emerging Church Movement (2014) and chapters in The Miscellanies Companion (2018) and Baptists, Gospel, and Culture (forthcoming). His refereed journal articles have appeared in Journal of Reformed Theology and Baptist Quarterly, and he has additional articles under review with other publications. He has preached in numerous churches and delivered conference papers at the University of Cambridge, the University of St Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, and the Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference. Dr. Rathel co-chairs the Evangelicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century Consultation for the Evangelical Theological Society. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to coming to Gateway Seminary, Dr. Rathel supplied pastoral care to churches in the United States and Scotland, served as an Adjunct Professor of Theology and Philosophy for the Baptist College of Florida, and provided teaching assistance for the University of St Andrews. Leadership of the St Mary’s College Academic Skills Project afforded him the opportunity to develop a skills-focused curriculum for first-year theology students. Participation in the University of St Andrews Enhancement Theme Committee allowed him to collaborate with accrediting agencies and learn valuable pedagogical skills.

Dr. Rathel desires to connect the academic study of theology with the needs and concerns of local church life. This desire emerged from his ten years of service as an ordained pastor. He occasionally writes about theology and ministry at www.drathel.com.

His encouraging wife April and his amazing daughter Sophia are his pride and joy.

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Ph.D., The University of St. Andrews
Th.M., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., The Baptist College of Florida