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Dr. Schuringa

Dr. H. David Schuringa

Dr. H. David Schuringa is an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church with wide-ranging experience as a pastor, professor and theologian. He is a graduate of Trinity Christian College (B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia (M.A.R.; M.Div.), Calvin Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and the Theologische Universiteit te Kampen, The Netherlands (Ph.D.).

Dr. Schuringa served as senior pastor of two established churches in West Michigan and planted a church in Southern California. He taught for nine years at Westminster Seminary California and served as an adjunct professor at Calvin Theological Seminary and Kuyper College in Grand Rapids. He has guest lectured in various seminaries and has served on a variety of boards and committees.

Dr. Schuringa serves on the boards of the Campaign for Justice and Faith Alive Christian Resources. He is a member of the Communities of Faith Advisory Council of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University of Law, the Advisory Board of the Institute for Prison Ministry in the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College and a founding member of the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA). Dr. Schuringa is also a frequent contributor to the library of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview and a member of its Speakers Bureau.

In 1999 Dr. Schuringa accepted the appointment to head the rapidly growing ministry of CBI. He founded The Center for Advanced Studies at Crossroad Bible Institute (2005) and Crossroad Correctional Services (2010). David travels extensively to speak in churches, schools, prisons as well as at seminars and conferences. He is also the host of the weekly radio program Crossroad Connection, a voice for restorative justice (

Joined by thousands of volunteers, a professional staff and an accomplished Board of Directors, Dr. Schuringa leads the largest personalized follow-up and discipleship ministry of its kind for people in prison and their children.

Blog Posts by Dr. H. David Schuringa

Posted by Dr. H. David Schuringa 16 weeks 3 days ago
The journey to end systems of injustice begins with a single step. This theme resonates throughout the recently released film Selma, which recounts the events leading up to the famous Selma-to-...
Posted by Dr. H. David Schuringa 1 year 14 weeks ago
Praying out loud had almost become a telltale sign of who was a true Christian and who wasn’t. To this day, I’m not sure (with levity) that you can get served in some parts of Dallas or Grand Rapids...
Posted by Dr. H. David Schuringa 1 year 17 weeks ago
CNN reports on Usoni , a futuristic television drama produced in Kenya that is about reversed immigration. The show depicts Europe in 2063, where life has turned unlivable after a deadly series of...
Posted by Dr. H. David Schuringa 1 year 46 weeks ago
When I was invited by the Drug Policy Alliance to  participate in a pastors’ conference at the American Baptist College in Nashville on drug decriminalization...
Posted by Dr. H. David Schuringa 1 year 50 weeks ago
At first I had no problem with domestic drones joining the plethora of surveillance cameras to “keep us safe.”Big Brother — keeping his eye on me from above in stores, in traffic and everywhere else...