Bethlehem College & Seminary announces that David Mark Haines, Ph.D., will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology in August 2021.
“David Haines is an experienced professor and extraordinarily productive scholar,” said President Tim Tomlinson. “We are excited and blessed to have him join our faculty and believe that he will be a wonderful addition to our team of well-respected professors and instructors,” he added.
Haines has been teaching philosophy and theology, both online and in class, in both English and French schools, since 2014. He has taught for Veritas International University, Davenant Hall, the University of Sherbrooke, the Séminaire Baptiste Évangélique de Québec, and FTE-Acadia University. He is the founding president of Association Axiome, the association of French Evangelical Scholars.
“Biblically faithful, historically knowledgeable, clear in his teaching and writing, with the heart of a pastor and the zeal of an evangelist—these qualities make Dr. David Haines a fantastic addition to the faculty of Bethlehem College & Seminary,” said President-Elect Joe Rigney. “I’m thrilled that he will be joining our team as we seek to teach the Great Books in light of the Greatest Book for the sake of the Great Commission.”
Professor Haines did his doctoral work at Université Laval, Québec, QC, with his dissertation entitled, The Question of Being. He received an M.A. in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC, and a Bachelor of Theology from the Covington Theological Seminary through the auspices of the New Brunswick Bible Institute, Victoria Corner, NB.
He has published numerous articles and books on natural theology, natural law, and the philosophy of religion. His academic research focuses on ancient and medieval philosophy, C.S. Lewis, Thomism, and natural theology, including Without Excuse: Scripture, Reason, and Presuppositional Apologetics in 2020, and the forthcoming Protestant Orthodoxy: What Must We Believe, both from Davenant Press. Professor Haines is fluent in both French and English and has taught introductory courses on both Greek and Latin.
Dr. Haines and his wife, Laury, are the parents of four children.