- PhD (candidate), Theological and Religious Studies, Georgetown University; MTS, Boston University
I study religion from a global perspective through world Christianity, particularly Pentecostalism, Chinese religious thought, interreligious dialogue, spiritual formation, and comparative theology, philosophy, and ethics. My current project examines how and why Pentecostal spirituality has flourished in China over the past 100 years.
I have also published in academic journals and edited volumes on topics like the Emerging Church, religious "nones," Zhuangzi, religion and psychology/neurology, emotions, philosophy, interreligious dialogue, comparative religion, and ecology. In addition, I have presented my research at national and international conferences, including stops in Canada and China.
Alongside teaching at American University, I am completing my PhD at Georgetown University where I also serve as an ecumenical Residential Minister/Chaplain-in-Residence. Interconnected with ministry, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three children, whether going on hikes or enjoying Saturday soccer games!