Faculty Spotlight: Dr. John Wind

Meet Dr. John Wind

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Missions (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • Adv. M.Div. Theology (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary)
  • B.A., Bible/Communications (Northwestern College)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. John Wind has been married to his sweet bride, Rachel, since 1996, and the Lord has blessed them with five children. Before coming to CCU, he served with his family in China for eight years.

Earlier in life, Wind became a Christian while attending a non-Christian university and then, when later finishing his degree at a Christian college, was profoundly impacted by godly and wise professors.

Wind now wants to help establish college students upon Christ through the written revelation of Scripture, even as God similarly used college professors in his own life. Wind is also passionate about encouraging college students to commit to the local church and he is actively involved in leadership at Calvary Lakewood, a local church plant.

Select Presentations and Colloquia
  • "Old Testament Immigration Policy for Today? Immigration as Primarily a Matter of Prudence," Evangelical Theological Society, San Antonio, TX, November 17, 2016.
  • "The Good Deeds Mission of the Local Church: A Biblical-Theological Alternative to the Holistic Missions Paradigm," Evangelical Missiological Society, Rocky Mountain Region, Littleton, CO, March 11, 2016.
  • Cato University 2015, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., July 26-31, 2015.
  • Liberty and the Declaration of Independence, Acton Institute/Liberty Fund, Grand Rapids, MI, July 24-27, 2014.
  • Acton University 2014, Acton Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, June 17-20, 2014.
  • "A House Built on Sand: The Impact of the Social Gospel on American Protestant Missions in China, 1900-1937," Evangelical Missiological Society, North Central Region, Deerfield, IL, April 5, 2014.
  • Evaluating the Idea of Social Justice, Acton Institute/Liberty Fund, Grand Rapids, MI, February 20-23, 2014.
  • Winter Institute on Faith and Economics, The Land Center for Cultural Engagement, Fort Worth, TX, January 9-10, 2014.
  • "The Keys to the Two Kingdoms: Covenantal Framework as the Fundamental Divide between VanDrunen and His Critics," Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore, MD, November 19, 2013.
  • "Is Creation Care 'Authorized' by the Old Testament? Examining Christopher Wright's Paradigmatic Approach to Old Testament Ethics," Evangelical Theological Society, Milwaukee, WI, November 16, 2012.
Professional Contributions
  • Member, CCU School and Major Assessment Committee
  • Fellow, CCU Centennial Institute
  • Faculty Advisor, CCU Cross Nations Refugee Ministry and Missions Club
  • Member, Peer Review Board, Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry
  • "Review of Paul's Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours," edited by Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry, Southern Baptist Journal of Evangelism and Missions 2.1 (Fall 2016).
  • "Does the Old Testament 'Authorize' a Creation Care Mission of the Church? Examining Christopher Wright's Claims," Journal of Global Christianity 2.1 (2016): 33-47.
  • "Not Always Right: Critiquing Christopher Wright's Paradigmatic Application of Scripture to the Socio-economic Realm." Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 19.2 (Summer 2015): 81-104.
  • "The Keys to the Two Kingdoms: Covenantal Framework as the Fundamental Divide between VanDrunen and His Critics," Westminster Theological Journal 77.1 (Spring 2015): 15
  • "Review of Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction" by Jonathan T. Pennington, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17.4 (Winter 2013): 86-88.
  • "Review of Natural Law and the Two Kingdoms: A Study in the Development of Reformed Social Though and Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture" by David VanDrunen and Kingdoms Apart: Engaging the Two Kingdoms Perspective, edited by Ryan C. McIlhenny, Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17.4 (Fall 2013): 80-87.
Professional Societies
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Evangelical Missiological Society