I’m a writer and my contributions have appeared in Inside Higher Ed,The Chronicle of Higher Education, On Faith,The Huffington Post, ToledoFAVS (local hub of the Religion News Service). I am currently adjunct lecturer in religious studies at The University of Findlay. I have served as assistant professor of the history of Christianity and religious studies and director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies program at Winebrenner Theological Seminary.
I’ve co-authored with Menachem Wecker (U.S. News & World Report, Houston Chronicle), Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom (Cascade, 2014). I’m author of Becoming Divine: Jonathan Edwards’s Incarnational Spirituality within the Christian Tradition (Cascade Books, 2011) and Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen(2009).
With my wife, Mindy, I’ve co-authored a popular YA series (ages 9-14) on the history of Christianity, covering ancient through modern periods (the History Lives series). It is a blend of both nonfiction and historical fiction. I’m the editor of a classic Dutch-Latin text, and I’ve contributed chapters and articles on the history of Christianity. I have a B.A. in Theology, a M.A. in the History of Christian Thought, and a Ph.D. in Historical and Theological Studies (History of Christianity). I have lived in Michigan, Perrysburg (Ohio), Chicago, Philadelphia, and Birmingham, Alabama.
I enjoy tackling my ever-growing TBR pile, cycling, gardening, sci-fi, and good beer----all fertile grounds for crea