Academic Dean, Professor of New Testament and Historical Theology
An American transplant, Michael was born in New York City and spent his formative years moving around the Midwest. After attending a Bible and missionary training program in California, he moved to Toronto in 2012. Over the next years years he was deeply involved in campus ministry, facilitating the development and expansion of student clubs on university campuses in four cities. Additionally, he served (and continues to serve) in various capacities within his local congregation: children’s meetings (JK-gr. 6), young people (gr. 7-12), gospel outreach, and truth education.
Michael received an MTS in Ethics and Historical Theology from the University of Toronto, Wycliffe College in 2018. His thesis proposed that 17th-century German theologian Nicolaus Zinzendorf’s community at Herrnhut may be utilized as a model for ecclesial ethics. Presently, he is in his final year of PhD candidacy in New Testament and Historical Theology at the same institution. His dissertation traverses the boundaries of biblical studies and historical theology to examine the relationship between Paul’s soteriology, ecclesiology, Christology, and ultimately, to offer an answer to a simple, yet profound question: what does Paul mean when he identifies the church as the “Body of Christ” (1 Cor. 12:27), “one Body in Christ” (Rom. 12:5) or even “the Christ” (1 Cor. 12:12)?
Michael joined CCC as a faculty member in 2018 and has served as the Academic Dean since August 2020. In 2021 he was also appointed as the Director of the Eckstein Institute for Jewish-Christian Relations, which is housed at the College. Outside of academia, Michael is a proud family man. He has been married since 2012 and has two children, a nine-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. Together, they enjoy biking, board games, travelling, singing, and cooking.
- BBA, Economics
- MTS, Ethics and Historical Theology
- PhD candidate, New Testament and Historical Theology
Top 4 Courses Taught
- Advanced New Testament (BIBL 420)
- Introduction to Historical Theology (THEO 320)
- Hermeneutics (BIBL 500)
- Upper-level Biblical Greek: Greek III (GREK 505) and Greek IV (GREK 515)
Favourite Bible Verse
“But moreover I also count all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as refuse that I may gain Christ.” – Phil. 3:8
Reardon, M. (2021). “The Corporate σῶμα in Epictetus and Paul” in Practicing Intertextuality: Jewish and Greco-Roman Exegetical Techniques in the New Testament (pp. 167-185). Edited by Max Lee and B. J. Oropeza. Cascade Books.
Reardon, M. (2020). “Martin Luther’s Pneumatology, German Idealism, and Modern Catholic Thought” in The Holy Spirit and the Reformation Legacy (pp. 3-23). Edited by Mark Jumper and Mark Cartledge. Pickwick Publications.
Reardon, M. (2021). Review of Triadosis: Union with the Triune God, by Eduard Borysov. Reading Religion. URL: (http://readingreligion.org/books/triadosis-union-triune-god)
Reardon, M. (2020). Review of the book The Making of Christian Morality: Reading Paul in Ancient and Modern Contexts by D. G. Horrell. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 63(2), 392-394.
Reardon, M. (2020). Review of the book Pauline Dogmatics: The Triumph of God’s Love, by D. A. Campbell. Toronto Journal of Theology, 36(1), 120-122.
Reardon, M. (2020). Review of Participating in Christ: Explorations in Paul’s Theology and Spirituality, by Michael J. Gorman. Affirmation & Critique, 25(2).
Reardon, M. & Majumdar, S. (2022). “Here’s why anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism,” Toronto Sun. URL: (https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-heres-why-antizionism-is-antisemitism)