Mitchell Kinsinger, Ph.D.
Professor of Religion/Christian Education
Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.Div., Western Theological Seminary
B.A., Wheaton College
Professor Kinsinger has a doctorate in religious studies and teaches courses on American religious history, the history of Christianity, and youth ministry. His research interests include Colonial American religion, religious pluralism, and American evangelicalism. His wife, Sandie, teaches in the psychology department and they have three sons.
- Religion in America
Religion in America (4 credits) Focusing on the Christian tradition, this course will examine the individual, institutions, movements and faith traditions which have shaped and contributed to the American religious experience. To understand both the variety of and unity within the pluralist religious landscape, the course will seek to evaluate the interrelationship between religion and the broader social, cultural and political aspects of the American experience.
- Topics in the History of Christianity
Topics in the History of Christianity (2 credits, offered on demand or discretion of department, consult department) A historical study of a religious group, theological movement or important leader in the history of the Christian church.
- Topics in Religion
Topics in Religion (2-4 credits, alternate years, consult department) A study of an interdisciplinary area of religion, not sufficiently covered by other courses, in response to student or faculty interests. Prerequisite: REL250 or permission of instructor.
- Foundational Issues in Youth Ministry
Foundational Issues in Youth Ministry
- Philosophy of Adolescent Ministry
Philosophy of Adolescent Ministry
- American Academy of Religion
- American Society of Church Historians
- Presbyterian Historical Society
- Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
- International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry