If you are looking for summaries of books, articles, or book reviews I’ve written or edited, hover your mouse over the pull-down menu above for “Scholarship” and go to the “books” or “articles” or “reviews” pages.
Keeping things simple, there are just a couple of things to say about my scholarship by way of introduction.
- I am a historian and a missiologist. In my archival research – which I love – I bring questions about how persons and movements in the past and on different continents saw themselves as participants in God’s mission.
- As I look at my scholarship over the years I tend to have three often-overlapping foci to the things about which I research and write. As the name for this website suggests, two of those foci are mission and Methodism. The third area of interest is the history of how Christians have sought to address the problem of poverty – in the United States as well as overseas. I see my interest in this third area as an expression of my calling as an ordained deacon. Over the past couple thousand years the diaconate has been the church office in many different denominations which has been most focused on the problem of poverty.