Professor of Theology
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. is Professor of Theology at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California where he has been teaching full time since 2006.
Michael has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Divinity degree from The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He also earned his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.
Michael specializes in the areas of Systematic Theology, Historical Theology, Apologetics, and World Religions. His specific area of expertise concerns the nation Israel and issues related to refuting the doctrine of Replacement Theology. Dr. Vlach was awarded the "Franz-Delitzsch Prize 2008" for his dissertation, "The Church as a Replacement of Israel: An Analysis of Supersessionism."
He is also the author of five books:
Has the Church Replaced Israel?: A Theological Evaluation (B&H Academic, 2010)
20 Tips for Writing Seminary Papers (Theological Studies Press, 2010)
The Church as a Replacement of Israel: An Analysis of Supersessionism (Peter Lang, 2009)
Dispensationalism: Essential Beliefs and Common Myths (Theological Studies Press, 2008)
Philosophy 101: The Big Idea for the 101 Most Important People and Ideas in Philosophy (Lampion Press, 2016)
Dr. Vlach is also the Founder and President of TheologicalStudies.org, a cutting-edge website devoted to providing quality articles, news, and information related to Christian theology. Michael speaks regularly at churches and conferences and has appeared on several national radio and television broadcasts including The History Channel.
Michael is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has taught various courses in Theology for Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
To learn more about Dr. Vlach visit www.theologicalstudies.org
Since the rise of Protestant liberalism in the eighteenth century, it has become common for some to claim that penal substitution, the view that Christ died on behalf of sinners, is not a biblical doctrine. (For a clear refutation of that assertion, see here.) In recent years this position has been accompanied by assertions that … read more »