Pastor-Scholar H. David Schuringa, B.A., M.A.R., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Homiletiek and Praktische Theologie under Prof. Dr. Klaas Runia at the Theologische Universiteit Kampen. His dissertation is a comprehensive study entitled, Hearing the Word in a Visual Age: A Practical Theological Consideration of Preaching within the Contemporary Urge to Visualization.
Post-Graduate work in Europe included advanced studies under Prof. Dr. C. Trimp at the Gereformeerde Theologische Universiteit and conferences with Prof. Dr. W. H. Velema at the Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn.
Prior to Kampen, he studied at Trinity Christian College, Calvin University, The Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, Westminster Theological Seminary, The University of Pennsylvania and at Calvin Theological Seminary, where he wrote his master's thesis entitled, The Preaching of the Word as a Means of Grace: The Views of Herman Hoeksema and R. B. Kuiper, under Prof. Dr. C. G. Kromminga and in consultation with Prof. H. C. Hoeksema at the Protestant Reformed Seminary.
Serving parishioners, prisoners and future pastors, Dr. Schuringa taught and led for many years at Westminster Seminary California (Founding Faculty Member) and Crossroad Bible Institute. He served as an adjunct professor at The International Theological Seminary, Chong Shin University, Calvin Seminary and Kuyper College. In addition, he guest lectured at The Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary and The Sarospatic Reformed Theological University in Hungary, and pastored local churches in West Michigan and Southern California.
Before his position as a volunteer consultant at Nsmpress, he worked for the nonprofit, Michigan Campaign for Justice, and for several years as a (Founding) Commissioner appointee of Governor Rick Snyder, and then Governor Gretchen Whitmer, to improve and reform public defense efforts for the poor in the criminal justice system. In Washington D.C., he lobbied senators for the rights of returning citizens and has presented on Capitol Hill before bipartisan congressional and senate briefings, as well as before the Michigan Supreme Court.
NSMC is a supple research platform and think tank umbrella NGO for the wetenschappelijke functioneren binnen het spanningsveld tussen theologische theorie-vorming and praxis-handelingen [the transaction analysis of the relationship between theological theory-formation and humanitarian activation], particularly for service to the underprivileged of society. He is a member of the International Leadership Association, a global consortium for theory-praxis research.
Theologische Universiteit Kampen
Schuringa deals with progressive debilitating illness. In 2001, after years of adversity, he was finally diagnosed with Relapsing Polychondritis (RP). Subsequently, Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS-Blood Cancer), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Ischemia, Essential Tremors, Atrial Fibrillation, Ocular Histoplasmoses, Neuropathy, Sjogren's Syndrome, Chronic Anemia, and Vasovagal Orthostatic Hypotension.
NIH scientists, NYU scholars, and an international team of researchers are studying his rare and highly complex condition, particularly through genome sequencing. He has consented to participation in an Autoinflammatory Genetics Study.
Though confined to a wheelchair in an assisted living facility, never to walk again, Reformed Theology always makes his heart leap for joy. Further, Dr. Schuringa continues his labors as he is able, alongside Mary and his colleagues, to learn with God's people how best to reflect Christ's light in this pitch-dark world.
- Abraham Kuyper