Michael Haykin

Michael A. G. Haykin
Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality

Born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents, Michael A.G. Haykin serves as professor of church history & biblical spirituality. Haykin has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1974), a Master of Religion from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto (1977), and a Th.D. in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto (1982). Haykin and his wife, Alison, have two grown children: Victoria and Nigel.

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10 Things You Should Know about St. Nicholas

Although Nicholas is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church, there is next to no historically verifiable evidence regarding his life!

Christ Rescued Haykin from the Clutches of Marxism

“In the face of such fears, Marxism proved to be helpless and could give me no comfort.”

How church history will help you defend the faith

John of Damascus (676-749) is a model for how rich theology fuels Christian evangelism.

4 ways church history can help every Christian

As we look at the historical record, it would be short-sighted in the extreme not to see the hand of God.

Author Interview: Michael A.G. Haykin on Being a Pastor

Michael A.G. Haykin discusses his latest book “Being a Pastor: A Conversation with Andrew Fuller”

How Andrew Fuller demonstrated biblical fatherhood

Although it is a rarely explored subject in Andrew Fuller studies, the famous Baptist was an exemplary father.

Persecution was part of life for our Baptist forebears

Persecution and martyrdom are perennial features of the Church’s existence in this world.

You need friends, especially in ministry

One of the great sources of spiritual strength is Christian friendship and fellowship.

Has the church always believed this?

Three witnesses to the doctrines of inspiration and inerrancy in church history

Baptists Reading the Song of Songs: John Gill, Anne Dutton, and Andrew Fuller

Pastors don’t just need books, they need mentors

Leadership in the church is so important that we should be prepared to go to great lengths to see future leaders of the church trained.

How the Reformation recovered the Great Commission

The Reformers didn’t just recapture the true gospel, they caught a vision to spread it to the ends of the earth.

Luther’s timely discovery of a merciful God

Church history professor Michael A.G. Haykin takes you to a critical moment for Christianity. For a German monk, it was decades of spiritual struggle in the making.

“Uttering the Praises of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit:” John Calvin on the Divine Trinity

“It is impossible to praise God without also uttering the praises of the Father, of the Son, and of the Spirit”

Baptist Marriage in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Talking, Thinking, and Truth

One of the most important gifts of the Reformation to the various traditions that stem from that era was the concept of Christian marriage as a vocation and the fact that there is no intrinsic value in a celibate life (2)