About Me

I am a Disciples of Christ pastor, church historian, and author.   I currently serve as Pastor of  Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Troy, Michigan.  As a writer, I have authored several books, as well as numerous articles and book reviews.  I was a contributor to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and have written for such journals as Church History, Anglican and Episcopal History, Progressive Christian, Christian Century and Congregations.   I am the current editor of Sharing the Practice (Academy of Parish Clergy) and among the books already published, I have a number of books that have appeared with Energion Publications -- Unfettered Spirit:  Spiritual Gifts for a New Great Awakening, Worshiping with Charles Darwin, Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord's Prayer and Ephesians:  A Participatory Study Guide, and Faith in the Public Square (2012).  I'm also editing a new series of books for the Academy of Parish Clergy entitled Conversations in Ministry.  My most recent book is titled Freedom in Covenant (Wipf and Stock, 2015). For more on my books, see my Amazon Author Page:  amazon.com/author/robertcornwall.
Education wise I hold a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, along with an M.Div. from Fuller and a B.S. degree from  Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR. 

As you will see from the contents of this blog, together with my other writings, I have a strong interest in theology, the church, the ecumenical movement, interfaith dialogue, and politics.  Regarding my ecumenical and interfaith ministry, I have served as chair of the Ecumenics Commission for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Michigan,  and am currently the Convener of the Troy-area Interfaith Group. I also served as President of  the Metro Coalition of Congregations, which has become DRIVE (Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity). Before coming to Michigan, I served as President of the Greater Santa Barbara Clergy Association, the University Religious Conference at UCSB, and was founding convener of the Lompoc Interfaith Group.