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I was born and raised in California, received my B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and did some doctoral work in Puritan history at U.C. Davis. I served as a Presbyterian pastor for 10 years, four in Mexico City and 6 in Sacramento, before becoming a journalist. I spent 30 years as an editor with the Christianity Today ministry, including Leadership Journal and Christian History.
I’ve published articles in a variety of magazines, from devotional pieces ( like The Upper Room) to commentary on current events (New York Times) to more theological musings (Books & Culture).
I’ve written or co-written 9 books (as of January 2020), from biographies (Francis of Assisi and His World and Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals), to books on spiritual theology (like Jesus Mean and Wild and Beautiful Orthodoxy) and liturgy (Beyond Bells & Smells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy). My most recent book is When DId We Start Forgetting God? If you’re interested in any of my books, begin here.