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Dean; Professor of Theology, School of Divinity

Teaching at Cairn since 2010

Keith Plummer


  • PhD in Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • MDiv with emphasis in Apologetics, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • BA in Health and Society, Brown University


Dr. Keith Plummer teaches a variety of courses including Apologetics, Introduction to Christian Theology, and Technology & Christian Discipleship. His love of apologetics resulted from the role it played (particularly through the works of Francis Schaeffer) in helping him through a period of intense doubt in his early Christian life.

Before teaching at Cairn, Dr. Plummer served as associate pastor at Our Saviour Evangelical Free Church in Wheeling, IL for 18 years where his primary responsibilities were adult education and pastoral counseling. For ten of those years, he served as a volunteer police chaplain.

He and his wife have two adult children who are Cairn alumni.

Additional Information

Contact Information:
[email protected]

Academic Specialties & Interests:

  • Apologetics
  • Systematic theology
  • Pastoral counseling

Papers & Publications:

  • “The World is Watching: Proclaiming Truth and Maintaining Our Witness in the Digital Age” in The Digital Public Square: Christian Ethics in a Technological Society (B&H Academic, 2023)
  • “Science: Why Scientism Can’t Explain Morality or Reality” in Before You Lose Your Faith: Deconstructing Doubt in the Church (The Gospel Coalition, 2021)
  • “I Hope to Text You Soon: A Theological Assessment of Turkle and Carr.” National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2017)
  • “John Owen, the Self-Attestation of Biblical Authority, and its Significance for Christian Apologetics.” National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (2014)
  •  “Cross Talk” (book review) Themelios (2013)
  • “Rethinking Worldview” (book review) Themelios (2013)
  • “Trayvon Martin and Loving the Truth.” The Gospel Coalition Blog (2012)
  • “Veritas? Harvard’s Stem Cell Initiative.” Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity blog (2006)
  • “To Beast or Not to Beast: Does the Law of Christ Prohibit Zoophilia?” National Conference of the Evangelical Theological Society (2001)

Teaching at Cairn since 2010