David VanDrunen

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Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics
David VanDrunen

Dr. VanDrunen, a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, began teaching at Westminster Seminary California in 2001. He formerly served as a pastor of Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Hanover Park, IL, and currently serves on the Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s Committee on Christian Education and Subcommittee on Ministerial Training. He does much of his current research and writing at the intersection of systematic theology, biblical studies, ethics and legal and political theory.  He was the recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award in 2004 and was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in the spring of 2009.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“I want to instill in my students a holistic knowledge of Reformed theology and ethics. But much more than this, I want them to understand how our doctrine and practice emerge from the text of Scripture so that they, too, can defend these truths from the biblical pages. Furthermore, I hope that my teaching will help them to understand what the church is and is called to be, and that this in turn will enable them to be better equipped pastors and teachers.”

How Should Christians Respond to the Changing Culture?

An interview with David VanDrunen
A Biblical Case for Natural Law
Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions
Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law
Living in God's Two Kingdoms
Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Thought
Pattern of Sound Doctrine (editor)
The Law is not of Faith: Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic Covenant (co-editor)

He has written essays and articles in various publications, including:
Always Reformed (contributor)
American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
By Faith Alone: Answering the Challenges to the Doctrine of Justification (contributor)
Calvin Theological Journal
Covenant, Justification, and Pastoral Ministry (contributor)
International Journal of Systematic Theology
Journal of Church and State
Journal of Law and Religion
Journal of Markets and Morality
Liberty University Law Review
Modern Reformation
New Horizons
Ordained Servant
The Law is not of Faith (contributor)
The Outlook
University of British Columbia Law Review
Westminster Theological Journal
HT502 The Theology of Thomas Aquinas
ST602 Doctrine of Christ
ST605 Doctrine of Man
ST630 Issues in Bioethics
ST701 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
ST702 The Christian Life
Course descriptions are available in the WSC Catalogue.