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 five 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. 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 and President of the Metro Coalition of Congregations. 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.