Assistant Professor of Christian Formation
Howard Baker joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2006 as instructor in Christian formation. He has been an adjunct faculty member since 1995. Together with Dr. Bruce Demarest in 1999, he began the Seminary’s certificate program in evangelical spiritual guidance. In addition, he has served as a board member for Spiritual Formation Alliance and Young Life Africa, offers spiritual direction, leads retreats, and is a board member and teacher for Nexus International.
He earned a BA from Texas Christian University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a certificate in spiritual direction from St. Thomas Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD from Trinity College, University of Bristol, England and is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the Evangelical Theological Society, Spiritual Directors International, and the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association.
Prior to coming to Denver Seminary, Mr. Baker served Young Life, a mission to adolescents, as an area and regional director; was a chaplain at the Denver Rescue Mission; and co-taught the Vincentian Formation Program for spiritual directors. He also teaches at Fuller Seminary in Colorado and has taught as a visiting faculty member at St. Meinard Seminary, Summitt Bible College, Colorado Christian University, and Evangelical Theological College in Ethiopia. He has authored Soul Keeping and The One True Thing, contributed to The Transformation of a Man’s Heart, Giving Ourselves to Prayer, and The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible, and was consulting editor for Between Heaven and Earth: Prayers and Reflections that Celebrate an Intimate God. He has written articles for Christianity, Discipleship Journal,Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and Kindred Spirit.
Areas of Academic Interest and Research
Gospel of John, biblical discipleship, patristic spirituality, spiritual direction, Psalms as prayer, kingdom of God.
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The One True Thing: What is Worthy of Your Lifelong Devotion? NavPress, 2007.
Soul Keeping: Ancient Paths of Spiritual Devotion. NavPress, 1998.