About Me


I am a Disciples of Christ Minister-at-Large, church historian, and author. I retired as Pastor of  Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Troy, Michigan in July 2021, but continue to be active in ministry in the local community and beyond.  I am the author of nearly twenty books, the most recent being Called to Bless: Finding Hope by Reclaiming Our Spiritual Roots, (Cascade Books, 2021). I contributed 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.   For a complete listing of my published books, see my Amazon Author Page:  amazon.com/author/robertcornwall. You can also find me (and follow me) on my Good Reads author page. 
  
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  Bushnell University (formerly 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 currently serve as Co-Chair of the Evangelical Lutheran-Disciples of Christ Bilateral Dialog, chair of the Commission on Ministry for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Michigan, and as a Chaplain for the Troy Police Department. Previously I served as Convener of the Troy-area Interfaith Group, 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 the founding convener of the Lompoc Interfaith Group.