Thanks for stopping by. Augustine of Hippo used the term "making progress" to describe the path of growing spiritually as a Christian but also growing academically and professionally--three areas that were quite integrated for him. This site represents a bit of my own journal in progress, including reflections on things I'm working on and reading in the areas of history, missiology, theology or a mix of all of the above. I've also provided links to some of my published work including books, articles, and book reviews. I serve as Professor of Intercultural Studies and History of Global Christianity and Dean of the College of Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University. I've also taught at Liberty University and the University of Tunis. Before entering the world of higher education, I served for 14 years in church and intercultural ministry in North America, France, and North Africa. Since 1999, I've been married to my dear wife Shawn and we parent three amazing and energetic children: Brennan, Emma, and Eve. Our family likes the beach, movies, and we suffer as Redskins fans. Personally, I enjoy cycling the backroads of northwest Columbia, drinking bold coffee, and listening to modern rock (Switchfoot, U2, Coldplay) and really old hymns.