About Me
I’m a freelance journalist, the author of nine books, a former seminary professor, and occasional adjunct lecturer in religious history at a local university.

My contributions have appeared in The Daily Beast, The Guardian, The Religion News Service, The Washington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, On Faith, and The Huffington Post. I also blog on science, nature, and curiosity at The Curious Ape.

My newest book (co-authored with Menachem Wecker) is Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (Cascade, 2014).  My home base is in historic Perrysburg, Ohio.


My Books
You can chart the evolution writers by their publications. My own books, academic articles articles, and reported pieces are no exception. They represent my professional and personal journey in life.

Find out more about all of my books.