Tuesday April 25, 2023
Speaker: Dr. Michael Haykin

Redeemer University
777 Garner Road East Ancaster ON L9K 1J4
Executive Dining Room

Posted in Pastor Professor Exchange

Can church history still impact the way we lead churches in the present? The Enlightenment critique of tradition called into question the value of studying and learning the past. This led to widespread amnesia in 20th century Western culture in knowing how to read history. But what do we stand to lose when we cut ourselves off from our foundations and stories?

Recent events are rekindling a recognition that the past informs and shapes our present. But do we have the tools to engage in reading history in a way that provides light for the path of the faithful believer? Join Dr. Michael Haykin, visiting professor of history, to learn how church leaders can benefit from exploring church history to better understand and engage the present.

About Dr. Michael Haykin

Dr. Michael Haykin was born in England and came to Canada with his parents as a boy. He has a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto, a Master of Religion from Wycliffe College and a Th.D. in church history from University of Toronto. Haykin was appointed to the faculty at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in 2007.

He has taught at a number of seminaries in Ontario, including serving as a Professor of Church History at Heritage College and Seminary (a position he has also recently returned to in a Core capacity). He was also the Principal of the Toronto Baptist Seminary and College for four years. He has published widely on early modern and ancient Christian history and spirituality, including many books for both scholarly and popular audiences. He lives in Dundas, Ontario and worships at West Highland Baptist Church in Hamilton.

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