David Fitch

Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology

David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He coaches a network of church plants in the C&MA linked to Life on the Vine. He writes on the issues the local church must face in Mission including cultural engagement, leadership and theology and has lectured and presented on these topics at many seminaries, graduate schools, denominational gatherings and conferences.


Ph.D. Northwestern University (Theological Ethics, Church and Society)
M. A. Northern Baptist Seminary (NT, Theology)
B. A. Wheaton College (Philosophy)



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The Pastor-Theologian in a Different Light

Ministerial students regularly ask me for advice on doing a Ph.D. in Theology. I almost always find myself advising against it. If your goal is to get a job with this Ph.D., I suggest, your chances are slim and the costs will be enormous to your life. The seminary academic…

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By: David Fitch