I’m an author of several books, a contributor to 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.
Disclaimer: All opinions expressed by me are not intended to represent those of my employers.
You’ll also find me at
An interview with me at The Huffington Post about the history of Halloween: “Satan’s Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity.”
An interview with me at the Houston Chronicle’s blog, Iconia (2010): “Doubting the Manicheans: religion historian Brandon G. Withrow on a St.Thomas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston”
Radio interview with Prime Time America over my book, Katherine Parr: A Guided Tour of the Life and Thought of a Reformation Queen (2009): Listen here (31 minutes into the hour).
Toledo Blade: “Church follows in missionary footsteps of ancient saints.”