Professor of Church History
Coordinator for Strategic International Initiatives
Director of the Masters of Theology (ThM) Program
Dr. David Komline has deep family roots in the RCA and is excited about teaching for a school that is evangelical, ecumenical, and Reformed. These three traditions have strongly shaped him, as one might infer from his educational background, which includes a BA from Wheaton College, an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. He is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America.
Dr. Komline’s scholarship emphasizes international exchange, which he has been able to participate in firsthand through teaching and research. After college he taught English for a year at Yantai University in China; since graduate school he has spent three different years researching in Germany, living in two of its historic university towns: Tübingen and Heidelberg. Locally, he has also taught at Western’s neighbor, Hope College. He also serves as book review editor for the journal Fides et Historia.
The history of Christianity in the United States; American evangelicalism; the history of reformed churches; the history of the RCA; RCA polity
Church History I
Church History II
RCA Standards and Polity
Church and State in America
Christianity in China
Master of Arts Capstone