Dr. Michael Wagenman

Part time instructor


Office: 219M

Programs: Religion – Biblical and Theological Studies


PhD., University of Bristol


Dr. Wagenman completed his PhD at the University of Bristol (UK) and his academic research is aimed primarily at the biblical, theological, and philosophical issue of power, primarily as it comes to expression in cultural institutions. Related areas of scholarly interest are the cultural thought of Abraham Kuyper, religious propaganda, and the biblical and theological roots of European democratic pluralism.

Dr. Wagenman is the chair of the international network of practical theology scholars, the Scripture and Church Seminar, which is part of the Tyndale House Scripture Collective. He is also a member of the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society for Biblical Literature.

In addition to teaching at Redeemer, Dr. Wagenman serves as the Christian Reformed campus minister and member of the faculty in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (theology) at Western University in London. For Redeemer students considering graduate studies in theology, Dr. Wagenman is able to supervise graduate students through Huron University College’s Faculty of Theology. He also leads the Christian Reformed Church’s church planting team in southwestern Ontario.

Dr. Wagenman has been married to Jen for 25 years. They have three university-aged children. His hobbies include hiking, canoeing, independent films, British spy novels, and TV series about the British monarchy.


Engaging the World with Abraham Kuyper (forthcoming 2018),

The Power of the Church: The Ecclesiology of Abraham Kuyper (2017),

Together for the World: The Book of Acts (2016),

“Abraham Kuyper, the Institutional Church, and Socio-Political Engagement” in The Church’s Social Responsibility: Reflections on Evangelicalism and Social Justice, eds. Robert J. Joustra and Jordan Ballor (2016),

“Kuyper on the Church: From Calvin to the Neo-Calvinists,” in On Kuyper: A Collection of Readings on the Life, Work & Legacy of Abraham Kuyper, eds. John Kok and Steve Bishop (2013).