rustenE. Michael Rusten, Th.M., Ph.D.

Mike Rusten grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. God drew him to himself at a Billy Graham crusade when Mike was a junior high boy, and life was never to be the same. He graduated from Princeton University where he was president of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.

Mike and his wife Sharon have two children. Their daughter Marta MacDougall is a clinical psychologist at the V.A. Hospital in Philadelphia. Their son Mark is an ear, nose, and throat physician in Paducah, Kentucky. Marta, Mark, and their spouses have presented Mike and Sharon with four delightful grandchildren.

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The seminar Understanding the Book of Revelation is designed to help the student see the original intent of the Apostle John in writing the book, as well as Revelation’s place within and contribution to the whole counsel of God found in Scripture.Keep reading
The purpose of this dissertation is to identify the distinctive features of the interpretation of the book of Revelation found in contemporary dispensationalism and to evaluate their exegetical integrity.Keep reading
The Organizing Principle of the Bible: The Covenants Since the kingdom of God is one of the major themes of Scripture, it is important to understand as much as we can about it.Keep reading
Walk with Mike through each of the writings of the Apostle John—Gospel of John, 1, 2, 3 John, and Revelation—to see how they fit together.Keep reading
Mike’s resources on the Old Testament Scriptures.Keep reading
Mike’s resources on the New Testament ScripturesKeep reading

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“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Testimonials From Mike’s Students

Dr. Rusten, affectionately called “Mike” in class, has had a profound impact on my understanding of theology. His Plot of the Bible course has reshaped my understanding of the the Bible and how God relates to his people.

More than this, Mike’s been a mentor, counselor, godly example, and faithful friend. Mike’s influence on my life has extended beyond the classroom and into my life. I am a better father, husband, and Christian because of Mike’s commitment to discipleship.

Jon Crappel
Mike has deeply influenced my Bible study methods. He taught me how to think deeply over texts and see how the Bible fits together in a cohesive and consistent way. I, along with countless others, are grateful for the mentoring and teaching Mike provided me as a student of his.
Jon Osburn