Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell, PhD

Department of Religion
(817) 202-6479

Ph.D. Adventist Studies, Andrews University, 2008

M.A. Church History, Andrews University, 2003

B.A. in History & Theology with ministerial certification, 2001


The Ellen G. White Pocket Dictionary. Co-authored with Jud S. Lake. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2018.

La Reforma Protestante: Estudios Historicos y Teologicos. Co-edited with Cristian S. Gonzalez and Abner F. Hernández. Lima, Peru: Universidad Peruana Union Fondo Editorial, 2017.

Here We Stand: Luther, the Reformation, and Seventh-day Adventism. Co-edited with Nikolaus Satelmajer. Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2017.


Editorial Contributions/Articles/Chapters in Books

“Martin Luther and the Lord’s Supper for Seventh-day Adventism,” in Here We Stand: Luther, the Reformation, and Seventh-day Adventism. Eds. Michael W. Campbell and Nikolaus J. Satelmajer           

(Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2017), 125-133.

“Charles William Gordon” (2:981), “Peter Richard Kenrick” (3:1269), “Lord’s Supper” (3:1365-1369), “William Miller” (3:1520), “Henry Barrington Pratt” (4:1827), “Fleming Hewitt Revell” (4:1954),       

               “Seventh-day Adventist Church” (4:2085-2088), “Edwin Steven” (5:2201-2202), “Charles James Stewart” (5:2202), “Wilbur Fisk Tillett” (5:2307), “Jonathan Wade” (5:2423-2424), “Ellen Gould  

               White” (5:2463-2464), and “Karl Magnus von Wrangel” (5:2537) in The Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, eds. Mark A. Lamport and George Thomas Kurian

(London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

“La vida, la obra y el mensaje de Elena G. de White” [“The Life, Work, and Message of Ellen G. White”], in Elena G. de White: Manteniendo Viva la Visión. eds. Daniel A. Mora and Hector Martin      

(Ediciones Sedaven, 2015), 55-78.

“Dreams and Visions in American Religious History,” in The Gift of Prophecy in Scripture and History. eds. Alberto R. Timm and Dwain N. Esmond (Silver Spring, MD: Review and Herald, 2015), 232-245.

“The Development of the Role of the Seventh-day Adventist Pastor,” in Called: Core Qualities for Ministry, eds. Nikolaus Satelmajer and Ivan L. Williams, Sr.. (Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2015), 36- 45.

“Liberalism/Fundamentalist Controversy” (pg. 735-736) and “Seventh-day Adventist” (pg. 1143-1145), in Encyclopedia of Christian Education, ed. Mark A. Lamport. London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

“The Knight Approach for Ellen White Studies,” in Adventist Maverick: A Celebration of George R. Knight’s Contribution to Adventist Thought, eds. Gilbert M. Valentine and Woodrow W. Whidden

               (Nampa, ID: Pacific Press, 2014), 145-152.

Assistant Editor, The Ellen G. White Encyclopedia. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 2013. Articles include: “Amalgamation” (with Timothy G. Standish), “Ecstatic Experiences,”

“International Medical Missionary and Benevolent Association,” “John Milton” (with Heidi Campbell), “Michigan,” “New England Sanitarium,” “Travels and Transportation,”

and others (410 biographical entries).

“Ellen G. White and the King James Version,” in The Book That Changed the World, ed. Nikolaus Satelmajer. Boise, ID: Pacific Press, 2013.

“Ellen Gould [née Harmon] White,” in The Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas N. Corns. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

“Ellen G. White and Fundraising,” in Successful Fundraising: A Guide for Local Churches, ed. Lilya Wagner and Nikolaus Satelmajer. Lincoln, NE: AdventSource, 2012.

“Washburn, Judson S.” In The Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia, ed. Leo R. and Bobbie Jane Van Dolson. Hagerstown, MD: Review and Herald, 1996.


Other Peer-reviewed Articles and Reviews

Review of S. N. Haskell: Adventist Pioneer, Evangelist, Missionary, and Editor. Ministry, February 2018, 28-29.

Review of A Brief History of Sunday from the New Testament to the New Creation. BRI Reflections Newsletter #60, Oct. 2017, 11-12.

“The Pastor’s Guide to Martin Luther and the Reformation,” Ministry, October 2017, 28-30.

“Developments in the Relationship Between Seventh Day Baptists and Seventh-day Adventists, 1844-1884,” Andrews University Seminary Studies 55, no. 2 (Fall 2017), 195-212.

Review of The History of Theological Education by Justo L. González, Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary 17, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 179-182.

Review of The Christian College and the Meaning of Academic Freedom: Truth-Seeking in Community by William C. Ringenberg, Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary 17, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 176-179.

“Seventh-day Adventism, Doctrinal Statements, and Unity,” Journal of the Adventist Theological Society, 27/1-2 (2016): 98-116.

Review of A. G. Daniells: Shaper of Twentieth-century Adventism by Benjamin McArthur, Ministry, December 2016, 28, 30.

Review of The Reformation and the Remnant: The Reformers Speak to Today’s Church by Nicholas P. Miller, BRI Reflections Newsletter #55, July 2016, 11-12.

Review of In the Beginning was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492-1783 by Mark A. Noll, Ministry, June 2016, 28, 30.

“The Development of Seventh-day Adventist Theology Within an Asian Context,” Journal of Adventist Mission Studies, 11, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 195-204.

“Jan Hus: A Man on a Mission,” Ministry, Nov. 2015, 23-26.

Review of J. N. Loughborough: The Last of the Adventist Pioneers by Brian E. Strayer, Andrews University Seminary Studies, 53, no. 1 (Spring 2015), 237-240.

Review of The Ellen G. White Letters and Manuscripts, Andrews University Seminary Studies, 53, no. 1 (Spring 2015), 228-233. 

“Sex on the Sabbath,” Ministry, April 2015, 14-16. An abbreviated and adapted version of this article appears as “Sex on Sabbath,” College and University Dialogue, 27,

no. 1 (Spring 2015), 29, 31.

“Power, Print, and Martyrdom: C. C. Crisler and the Development of Seventh-day Adventist Missions in China, 1916-1936,” Ching Feng: A Journal on Christianity and Chinese Religion and Culture, 13, no. 1    (Spring 2014), 177-195.

“Seventh-day Adventists and the Formation of Ministerial Identity: Lessons from our Past,” Ministry, October 2014, 6-10.

Review Essay of Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet in BRI Reflections Newsletter #48 (October 2014), 6-12. Republished and translated into Spanish: Theologika 30:2 (2015), 316-340.

Review of A New History of Christianity in China by Daniel H. Bays. Ministry, August 2014, 28.

“‘God’s Chosen Agency for the Salvation of Souls’: Lessons from the Preaching Ministry of Ellen G. White,” Ministry, April 2014, 14-17.

“Miles Grant, D. M. Canright, and the Credibility of Ellen G. White: A New Perspective on the Israel Dammon Trial,” BRI Newsletter #45 (January 2014), 5-8.

Review of C. S. Lewis—A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet by Alister McGrath. Ministry, January 2014, 28. Reprinted in the Evangelical Review of Theology.

Review of Victorian Religious Revivals: Culture and Piety in Local and Global Contexts by David Bebbington. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 51, no. 2 (Autumn 2013), 316-319.

“Hermeneutics: Basic Principles for Interpreting Inspired Writings,” Journal of Adventist Education, 75, no. 5 (October/November 2013).

“The Art of the Pastoral Visit,” Ministry, July 2013, 18-20.

Review of Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity ed. Angelo Di Berardino. Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary, 13, no. 1 (Spring 2013), 99-100.

Review of American Saint: Francis Asbury and the Methodists by John Wigger. Ministry, May 2013, 29.

Review of The Prophet and the Presidents by Gilbert M. Valentine. BRI Newsletter #39 (July 2012), 14-15.

“New England Adventist Heritage Tours: Understanding the Roots of Adventism,” Journal of Adventist Education, 74, no. 4 (April/May 2012): 48-54.

Review of Adventist Pioneer Places: New York & New England by Merlin D. Burt. Ministry, April 2012, 29.

Review of Heart Religion in the British Enlightenment: Gender and Emotion in Early Methodism by Phyllis Mack. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 49, no. 2 (Autumn 2011), 394-396.

Review of God’s Ambassadors: A History of the Christian Clergy in America by E. Brooks Holifield, Ministry, October, 2011, 29-30.

Review of More Than Words: A Study of Inspiration and Ellen White’s Use of Sources in The Desire of Ages, by E. Marcella Anderson King and Kevin L. Morgan.

Andrews University Seminary Studies, 48, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 136-137.

“The Pastor’s Guide to Resource Materials on Church History,” Ministry, November 2009, 17-19.

“Preaching as Community Building,” co-authored with Kermit Netteburg, Ministry, August, 2009, 19-20.

Review of E. J. Waggoner: From Physician of Good News to the Agent of Division, by Woodrow W. Whidden. BRI Newsletter #27 (July 2009), 11-12.

“Hermeneutics—Interpreting a19th Century Prophet in the Modern Age,” for the General Conference Department of Education, 2009.

Review of Seeking a Sanctuary: Seventh-day Adventism and the American Dream, 2nd ed., by Malcolm Bull and Keith Lockhart, Ministry (February 2009), 27.

Review of God’s Strange Work: William Miller and the End of the World, by David L. Rowe. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 46, no. 2 (Autumn 2008): 301-304.

Review of More Than a Prophet, by Graeme Bradford, BRI Newsletter #18 (April, 2007), 9-10.

“A High and Sacred Calling: A Look at the Origins of Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Training,” Ministry, April 2007, 20-21.

Review of More Than a Prophet, by Graeme Bradford. Ministry (February 2007), 29.

Review of John Harvey Kellogg: Pioneering Health Reformer, by Richard W. Schwarz. Andrews University Seminary Studies, 44, no. 2 (Autumn 2006): 380.

Review of In Passion for the World: A History of Seventh-day Adventist Education, by Floyd Greenleaf. Journal of Adventist Education, 68, no. 5 (Summer 2006): 40, 47.


Popular Articles

“Adventist Growth and Change in Asia,” Adventist Review, March 2018, 26-27.

“Escape on the Rooftop: The Missionary Adventures of Clarence C. Crisler,” Adventist World, December 2017, 40-41.

“Ellen White and Modern Medicine,” Adventist Review, January 2017, 62-63.

“A Catalyst of Reform: John Wycliffe,” Liberty, January-February, 2017, 22-25.

“The Legacy of Luther,” Liberty, January-February, 2017, 18-21.

“The Good Old Days: In Search of Present Truth,” Adventist Review, Oct. 2016, 19-23.

“Urban Ministry in the End Time,” Collegiate Quarterly Teacher’s Guide, Sept. 10-16, 2016, 27-28.

“No Going Back: The Saga of John Hus,” Liberty, March-April, 2016, 26-31.

“The Search for Peace: Martin Luther and the Battle for Individual Conscience,” Liberty, January-February, 2016, 24-28.

“The Almost Adventist Prophetess,” Guide, Aug. 15, 2015, 12-15, 30.

“Hiking Half Dome in the Dark,” Insight, June 27, 2015, 25-26, 31.

“‘Not by Might, Nor by Power’: The Forgotten Revival of 1873,” Adventist Review, February 26, 2015.

“A Police Escort, Lightning, and a Stolen Jeep,” Insight, Oct. 25, 2014, 6-7.

“The Day I Lost French Fry,” Insight, Oct. 4, 2014, 6-7.

“Smashed Idols,” Guide Magazine, Sept. 10, 2014.

Review of Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet by Gary Land, Terrie Aamodt, and Ronald L. Numbers.        

         Adventist Review, August 21, 2014, 28-29.

“Grand Adventure,” Insight, June 21, 2014, 8-10. [cover piece]

“The Art of Listening to a Sermon,” Elder’s Digest, April-June 2014, 20-21.

“Back to the Future: Discovering Christ and Scripture in our Adventist Past,” Insight, March 15, 2014, 8-10. 

“Christ and Scripture in Our Adventist Past,” Adventist World-North American Division Edition, September 2013, 35, 37, 39, 41.

“Organizados para la mission: El 150 Aniversario de la Fundación de la Asociación General de los   Adventistastas del Séptimo día,” Review Adventista, Mayo 2013, pg. 10-11.

“Christian Music: A Global History. A Book Review.” Outlook, April 2012, 11.

“Community Outreach: A Passion for Sharing Christ in Wichita,” Outlook, January, 2012, 6-10.

“Adventist Theology Comes of Age: The 1952 Bible Conference,” Adventist Review, June 23, 2011, 24-25.

“Margaret Rowen: The Bizarre Life of a False Prophet,” Adventist World, April 2011, 38-39.

“Ellen G. White as Model Evangelist,” Adventist World, August 2010, 22-23.

“Church President Says He Won’t ‘Flinch’ on Creation Issue,” General Conference Bulletin 8, Adventist Review, July 8, 2010, 11.

“First Couple Shares from Their Hearts,” A Hope Channel Interview that I edited and condensed, General       

         Conference Bulletin 6, Adventist Review, July 1, 2010.

“Geoscience Seminars Point to God’s Creating Power,” General Conference Bulletin 5, Adventist Review,           

         June 30, 2010, 8.

“Sifting Through the Past: A 1919 Bible Conference and Its Effect on the Church,” Adventist Review (cover piece), Jan. 28, 2010, 16-19.

“A Holy Spell: Worshipping with Early Adventists,” Adventist Review, Oct. 22, 2009, 26-28.

“Supporting Your Pastoral Spouse,” Mid-America Union Outlook, Oct. 2009, 14-15.

“Righteousness by Faith and a Search for Balance in Adventist Theology,” New England Pastor, March-  April, 2009.

Column in Today [Loma Linda University], 2005-2007.

“Visita a la Primera Iglesia Adventista Hispana,” Hechos de la IASD de Berrien Springs, October, 2003.

 “Why I Believe in Ellen White,” Lake Union Herald, October, 2003.

“Looking Back, Looking Ahead,” Adventist Review. June 6, 2002.


Formal Papers

“Building and Rebuilding Adventism in Mongolia and Inner Mongolia (China),” Paper presented to the American Society of Church History, Washington, DC, January 4, 2018.

“The Perspicuity of Scripture, the Reformation, and Ellen G. White: Exploring the Meaning and Contours of ‘Plain Reading’ for Seventh-day Adventism,” Paper presented to the Adventist Society

for Religious Studies, Boston, MA, November 17, 2017. 

“Martin Luther, the Lord’s Supper, and Seventh-day Adventism,” Paper presented to the Andrews University Theological Seminary Reformation Symposium, October 14, 2017.

“Seventh-day Adventism and Fundamentalism: A Case Study of the 1919 Bible Conference,” Paper presented to the American Society of Church History, Berkeley, CA, April 2017.

“The New Moon and Isaiah 66:23,” Paper presented to the SSD Biblical Research Committee, Philippines, November 10, 2016.

“Seventh-day Adventists, Martin Luther, and the Lord’s Supper,” Paper presented at the Second International Symposium on Perceptions of the Protestant Reformation in Seventh-day Adventism,              

Institute of Adventist Studies, Theologische Hochschule Friedensau, Germany, May 11, 2016.

“Power, Print, and Martyrdom in the Development of Seventh-day Adventist Missions in China, 1916-1936,” Paper presented to the American Society of Church History, Atlanta, GA, January 8, 2016.

“Ellen G. White, the Cult of Domesticity, and the Sacred Duty of Family,” Paper presented to the   Adventist Theological Society, Atlanta, GA, November 21, 2015.

“A Fresh Approach to Ellen White for Postmoderns and Millennials,” Paper presented to the 18th Annual      AIIAS Seminary Forum, Centennial Reflections on Ellen White, AIIAS, November 13, 2015.

“The Death of Ellen White, Fundamentalism, and the Interpretation of the Prophetic Gift,” Paper presented to the 18th Annual AIIAS Seminary Forum,

Centennial Reflections on Ellen White, AIIAS, November 12, 2015.

“Developments in the Relationship between Seventh Day Baptists and Seventh-day Adventists, 1844-1884,” Paper presented to the American Society of Church History, Minneapolis, MN, April 16, 2015.

“A Fresh Look at Ellen White’s Life and Thought from a Postmodern Perspective,” Paper presented to      the ATS Southern Union Chapter, Collegedale, TN, December 13, 2014.

“The Sabbath and the Taiping Rebellion,” Paper presented to the Society of Biblical Literature, San   Diego, CA, November 23, 2014.

“Development of Seventh-day Adventist Ministerial Identity, 1863-1881,” Paper presented to the Adventist Theological Society, San Diego, CA, November 22, 2014.

“Developing an Asian Seventh-day Adventist Theology,” Paper presented to the 17th Annual AIIAS Theological Seminary Forum, AIIAS, November 1, 2014.

“Power, Print, and Martyrdom in the Development of Seventh-day Adventist Missions in China, 1916-1936,” Paper presented to the Adventism in China-Association of SDA Historians, Hong Kong,         

October 31, 2014.

Testimonies for the Church: Interpretative Key to the Writings of Ellen G. White,” Paper presented to the Association of SDA Historians, Silver Spring, Maryland, January 6, 2014.

“Seventh-day Adventists, Statements of Beliefs, and Unity,” Paper presented to the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Baltimore, Maryland, and November 23, 2013.

“Ellen G. White, Literary Borrowing, and Ethics,” Paper presented to the AIIAS Theological Seminary Forum, Silang, Philippines, Nov. 2, 2013.

“Ellen White, Anthropology, and Spiritualism: The Development of Adventist Perspectives, 1844-1880,” Paper to be presented at the Third International Jerusalem International Bible Conference, Jerusalem.

“A Historical Overview of Adventist Stances on Creationism,” Paper presented to the Adventist Theological Society, Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Texas, April 15, 2010.

“Ellen G. White: A Victorian Prophetess Speaks Out on the Issues of Homosexuality, Sex, and Masturbation,” Paper presented to the Adventist Society for Religious Studies, Nov. 20, 2009.

“Ellen G. White from the Outside,” Paper presented to the Ellen G. White Conference, Portland, Maine, October 22-24, 2009.

“A Fresh Look at the 1919 Bible Conference and the Contours of Seventh-day Adventism and Fundamentalism,” Paper presented for the Loma Linda University Richard Hammill Memorial           

Lecture, Loma Linda, CA, Feb. 20, 2009.

Adventist Society for Religious Studies

Adventist Theological Society

American Academy of Religion

American Society of Church History

Association of Seventh-day Adventist Historians

Conference on Faith and History

Ecclesiastical History Society

Evangelical Theological Society

Phi Alpha Theta

Religious History Association

Society of Biblical Literature

Society for Reformation Research

Michael W. Campbell, Ph.D., recently served with his family as missionaries to the Philippines for five years. His wife, Heidi, is an English teacher and is pursuing graduate studies. They have two children in elementary school. Our family loves to travel and last summer planned a Reformation Study Tour together. We love to visit National Parks. Our family loves Pathfinders. We helped create the snowshoeing honor and we are looking forward to the next Oshkosh Camporee. Dr. Campbell was born in Texas to Canadian parents. He loves to go bird watching and collects old books.