Michael D. Langford
Professor of Theology, Discipleship, and Ministry
Office: Alexander & Adelaide Hall 402
Education: BS, Symbolic Systems, Stanford University, 1993; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2001; PhD Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2010.
Mike Langford’s research, teaching, and ministry lie at the intersection of the church and the academy. Trained in both doctrinal theology and practical theology, Dr. Langford has published work in both fields and has research interests that theologically address such diverse areas as youth, disability, ecology, technology, and vocation. As a teacher, Prof. Langford has taught classes in theology, ministry, and spirituality at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and regularly speaks at national conferences. As a minister, Rev. Langford is an ordained Presbyterian pastor, and has served for several years in church ministry, predominantly in youth and family ministry. He is also Executive Director of Immerse Youth Discipleship Academy.
Mike, his wife, and four children live in the Seattle area and are active members of Bethany Presbyterian Church.
Embodying Youth: Exploring Youth Ministry and Disability
Routledge Press, 2020
“A Faith of Their Own” on Patheos.com (November 2013)
“Pastors, Partners, and Padawans: Surrounded in the Journey of Following Jesus” on CYMT.org (May 2013)
“Troubled Complexion: Adolescent Abandonment as Spiritual Facelessness in the Thought of James Loder,” in The Journal of Youth Ministry, Vol. XIII, No. 1 (Fall 2014), 89-108
“Spirit-Driven Discipleship: A Pneumatology of Youth Ministry,” in Theology Today, Vol. LXXI, No. 3 (October 2014), 323-336
Please view Dr. Langford's CV (PDF) for additional publications.