CURRICULUM VITAE

 

 

EDUCATION

PhD, Systematic Theology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 2013.

PhD, Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2013.

MDiv, Public Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2008.

BA, Political Science, Whitworth University, 2003.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Religion

The Society of Christian Ethics

The Christian Reformed Church (Ordained)

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Christian Ethics

Work and Marketplace Theology

Christianity and Islam

Religious Pluralism

Political Ethics

Theology and Culture

Reformed Public Theology

Worship, Ethics, and Public Life

Abraham Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism

Ethics and Globalization

 

ACADEMIC HONORS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

Bill Pollard Faith and Business Research Fellowship, Seattle Pacific University, 2018

Kuyper Lectures, Covenant College, 2018

Scholar-In-Residence, De Pree Center for Christian Leadership, 2018

Fellow, Center for Public Justice, Washington DC, 2018

Scholar-In-Residence, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, 2016.

Calvin College Seminar Nominee, Faithful Citizenship, Calvin College, 2016

Reisbeurs Travel Grant, Stichting de Honderd Guldenreis, Amsterdam, 2016.

Program Grant, Murdock Charitable Trust, Vancouver, WA, 2016.

Theology and Work Program Grant, Bellevue Legacy Foundation, Bellevue, WA, 2015.

Advanced Theological Studies Fellowship, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, 2012.

Reisbeurs Travel Grant, Stichting de Honderd Guldenreis, Amsterdam, 2012.

Fulbright Scholar, US State Department (Netherlands), 2011-2012.

DeVries Travel Award, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2012.

Herman Bavinck Theological Essay Contest, 1st Place, Calvin Theological Seminary, 2011.

Calihan Research Travel Grant, Calihan Grants, 2011.

Kuyper Travel Award, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011.

Merlin Call Fellowship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2008-2013.

Full Academic Scholarship, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2005-2008.

Calihan Academic Fellowship, Calihan Grants, 2007.

Lily Ministry Grant, The Lily Endowment, 2003-2004.

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Associate Dean, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2018-

Assistant Professor, Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2017-

Scholar-In-Residence, De Pree Center for Christian Leadership, 2018

Fellow, Center for Public Justice, Washington DC, 2018

Scholar-in-Residence, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, 2016.

Affiliate Professor, Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2014-2017.

Executive Director, The Fuller Institute of Theology and Northwest Culture, 2013-2017.

Founding Director, Theology of Work Initiative. (Cascade Fellows)

Founding Director, Worship and Arts Initiative. (Cascadia: Worship and Arts)

Founding Editor, NW Culture Initiative, (Christ & Cascadia Journal)

Scholar-in-Residence, Center for the Study of Religion and Society (VISOR), Vrije Universiteit, 2011-2012.

Adjunct Instructor, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011-2014.

Adjunct Instructor, Whitworth University, 2011.

 

BOOKS

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Terror Grand Rapids, MI:

Eerdmans 2018. link

 

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC LECTURES

"Reformed Theology and Muslim Immigration" Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI (July 2018)

"Islam, Religious Freedom, and Reformed Public Theology" Acton University, Grand Rapids MI (June 2018).

"Islam and Urban Missions" American Society of Missiology, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN (June 2018). 

Panel discussion with Mona Siddiqui, Joshua Ralston, and James Eglinton on"Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration," The Christian-Muslim Studies Network, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland, (April, 2018)

"Christian Politics and Islam" Center for Faith and Human Flourishing, LCC International University, Klaipeda Lithuania, (April, 2018)

"Theology and Human Rights: A Response to Rowan Williams" Payton Lectures, Fuller Theological Seminary, (April, 2018).

"Immigration and Christian Hospitality" William Penn Lectures, George Fox University, Newberg OR, (April 2018).

"The Politics of Holy Week," Kuyper Lectures, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain GA, (March 2018).

"Christianity, Pluralism, and Muslim Immigration" Jubilee Conference, Pittsburgh PA, (February 2018).

"Beyond Walls and Doors: Table Politics and Islam" Fuller Theological Seminary- Northwest Campus, Seattle WA (February 2018).

"Theology and Plurality," Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in An Age of Fear Book Launch, Center for Public Justice, Washington DC (January, 2018)

“A Reformed Critique of Theocratic and Secular Hegemony: The Promise and Problems Within Abraham Kuyper’s Political Theology” American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA (November, 2017)

“Work and Worship: Liturgy and Labor” Church and Marketplace Conference, Seattle, WA (April, 2017)

“Rediscovering Sphere Sovereignty in the Age of Trump” Respondent, Kuyper Lectures, Center for Public Justice, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (April, 2017).

“Muslim Immigration in the West: Challenge and Opportunity for Reformed Political Theology” Henry Institute Symposium on Religion and Public Life, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (April, 2017)

“Evangelical Political Theology and Donald Trump” Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Kampen, the Netherlands (November, 2016).

“Evangelical Political Theology and Donald Trump” Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (November, 2016)

“Calvinism in Cascadia: The Future of Reformed Mission in the Pacific Northwest” Christ & Cascadia Conference, Seattle, WA (October, 2016).

“Theology, Mission, and Pacific Northwest Culture: Challenge and Opportunity” Christ & Cascadia Conference, Seattle, WA (October, 2016).

“Worship, Political Theology, and Islam” Calvinism and Islam Conference, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Kampen, The Netherlands (August, 2016).

“Theology, the Arts, and the Biblical Drama” Cascadia: Worship and Arts Conference, Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, WA (February, 2016)

“Worship and Work: Reweaving the Liturgies of Sunday and Monday” Calvin Worship Symposium, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (January, 2016).

“Worship and Politics: Formation for a Pluralist Society” Calvin Worship Symposium, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (January, 2016).

"The Vocation of the Artist: A Critical Analysis of Modes of 'Integration'"“Between Two Words” Christians in the Visual Arts Conference, (June, 2015)

“Theology, Mission, and the Culture of the Pacific Northwest” Christ & Cascadia Conference, Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, WA (October, 2014).

“Human Work and the Biblical Narrative” Cascade Fellows, Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, WA (September, 2014).

“Theology and Vocation: Christian Myths on Calling” Cascade Fellows, Fuller Theological Seminary, Seattle, WA (October, 2015).

“Spiritual But Not Religious: Exploring the Disembedded Sacred in Cascadia” Christ & Cascadia Conference, Seattle, WA (October, 2014).

“Consumerism, Creation, and the Eucharist: Catholic and Neo-Calvinist Responses to Capitalism” Rerum Novarum: Neo-Calvinism and Roman Catholicism Conference, Rome, Italy(August, 2014).

“Christian Political Theology and Islam Immigration” Public Lecture and Consultation to the ChristenUnie Political Think Tank (Het Wetenschappelijk Instituut). Amersfoort, The Netherlands (September, 2014).

“Pluralism, Political Philosophy, and Worship” “Philosophy, Worship, and Art Conference. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ (April, 2014).

“Worship as Consumption” (Trans)formation Conference: Worship, the Arts, and the Renewal of Christian Imagination, Seattle, WA (January, 2014).

“Calvinist Resources for a Pluralist Society” The International Symposium for Neo-Calvinism, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands (September, 2013).

“A Christian Deconstruction of French Laïcité and the Hijab” Calvinism and the French Revolution Conference, Paris, France (August, 2012).

“Islam and Pluralism: The Christological Vision of Herman Bavinck, Klaas Schilder, and Hans Boersma” Advanced Theological Studies Public Lecture Series, Theologische Universiteit Kampen, Kampen, the Netherlands (June, 2012).

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Abraham Kuyper: Spheres, Mandates, and Social Theology” Religion and Civil Society Conference, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (May, 2012).

“Mecca and Amsterdam: Theological Resources for Discipleship in a Pluralistic Society” Faculty of Theology Seminar, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (April, 2012).

“Abraham Kuyper’s Theological Critique of Liberal Hegemony”Calvinism and Politics Conference, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey (April, 2012).

“Theology, Mission, and the Workplace in the Work of Lesslie Newbigin and Herman Bavinck” The International Bavinck Conference, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan (November, 2011).

“International Development, Civil Society, and the Complex Act-Structure of the Human Person in Dooyeweerd’s Anthropology: Creation Order and the Poor.” The Future of Creation Order: Christian Philosophy Conference, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (August, 2011).

“Calvinism, Architecture, and the Faithful Construction of Urban Space” Calvinism and Culture Conference, Princeton Theological Seminary,  Princeton, New Jersey (April, 2011).

“Reformed Theology and Civil Society: The Legacy of John Calvin” Democracy, Culture, and Religion Conference sponsored by VISOR, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (August, 2009).

“Work by Grace: Toward a Theology of Vocation”Princeton University, Student Chapel, (April, 2008).

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

"Following Jesus and Stereotyping Islam" Resonance: A Theological Journal, Summer 2018.

Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Terror, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans 2018.

“Refugees and the Politics of Holy Week”The Public Justice Review, April 2017.

“French Secularity and the Islamic Headscarf: A Theological Deconstruction” Book chapter in Neo-Calvinism and the French Revolution, Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014.

“Reformed Theology and Civil Society: The Legacy of John Calvin” Book chapter in Risky Liaisons?: Democracy and Religion: Reflections and Case Studies, Amsterdam: Free University Press, 2013.

“Calvinism, Architecture, and the Faithful Construction of Urban Space” Book chapter in The Kuyper Center Review: Calvinism and Culture Vol III Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2013.

“To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World,” James Davison Hunter, Book review in International Journal for Public Theology, 2013.

“The Eucharist and the Stapler: The Future of Reformed Mission in Herman Bavinck and Lesslie Newbigin” Book chapter in The Bavinck Review: Vol III, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, 2012.

“Lesslie Newbigin’s Missional Approach to the Modern Workplace,” Journal article in Missiology, July, 2011.

“Religion and the American Presidency” by Mark Rozell and Gleaves Whitney, Book review in International Journal for Public Theology, 2009.

 

POPULAR LEVEL PUBLICATIONS

"Islam in the Netherlands: Christian Witness and Hospitality in Europe" Lausanne Global Analysis, June, 2018

"Muslim Headscarves: A Reformed Reflection" Do Justice, Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church of North America, April, 2018.

"Moms, Marchers, and Managers: Priests All Three" Fuller Magazine, Work: Issue 10, April, 2018.

"Refugees and the Politics of Holy Week" ABC Religion. March, 2018.

"A Calvinist Defense of Islam?" In All Things, February 2018.

"Terrorism and the Politics of Worship" Public Justice Review, February, 2018.

"Trump is also baiting Christians with his anti-Muslim Videos" Religious News Service, December, 2017.

"The Headscarf: Islam's Gift to Western Democracy" Comment Magazine, June 2017.

“Why the Cascadian Church Can No Longer Ignore the Arts” Christ & Cascadia, September, 2016.

“Feeling Numb on Sunday Morning: Why I Sing With My Eyes Open” Reformed Worship, May, 2015

“Augustine’s Confessions and the Modern Workplace”Series on Ancient Spirituality and Modern Work, Cascade Fellows, January, 2015

“A Postcard From The Pacific Northwest: A Case Study From Cascadia”“Cracks in the Secular,” Comment, September, 2014

“Pubs and Coffeehouses: A Drinker’s Defense of Democracy” Capital Commentary, June, 2014.

“Fan Worship: The Seahawks and Northwest Spirituality”Christ & Cascadia, January, 2014.

“God and the Seattle Seahawks”Christ & Cascadia, January, 2014.

“Christianity’s War on Christmas”Capital Commentary, December, 2013.

“Cascadian Culture: Grasping a Slippery Salmon”Christ & Cascadia, December, 2013.

“Pacific Northwest Religion: Doing it Different, Doing it Alone: An Interview with Dr. Patricia O’Connell Killen”Christ & Cascadia, October, 2013.

“Sewing in Rotterdam”The Journal for Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue, February, 2013.

“Guarding Mosques in Amsterdam”The Journal for Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue, February, 2013.

“The Politics of Coffee”The Journal for Evangelical Interfaith Dialogue, February, 2013.

“Beyond the State and Market”Fieldnotes, February, 2013.

“Leaders as Anthropologists” Fieldnotes, February, 2013.

“Why Work”Fieldnotes, February, 2013.

“Pluralism in Structure, Pluralism in Bones” Capital Commentary, April, 2012.

“Toward a More Complex Common Good: A Bibliographic Essay”Comment Magazine, Fall, 2011.

“Faith, Work, and Beards: Why Abraham Kuyper Thinks We Need All Three”Comment Magazine, Summer, 2011.

“Of Rugs and Redemption: The James Tufenkian Story”Comment Magazine, Fall, 2007.

 

DISSERTATION

Title: “Mecca and Amsterdam: Christian Ethics Between Islam and Liberalism."

Dissertation Advisors: Richard Mouw, George Harinck, Cornelis van der Kooi. 

Dissertation Readers: Jonathan Chaplin, James Kennedy, Govert Buijs, Stefan Paas

 

PRESS COVERAGE

“Muslim Converts Breathe New Life Into Europe’s Struggling Churches” Fox News, March, 2017.

“Europe’s New Wave of Refugee Christian Converts”Christian Post, March, 2017.

“Evangelicalen staan niet massaal achter Trump”Reformatorisch Dagblad, October, 2016.

“Christians Discuss Life in ‘Unchurched’ Northwest" The Seattle Times, September, 2014.

“Herontdekking Abraham Kuyper in Amerika zorgt voor kruisbestuiving”  Reformatorisch Dagblad, September, 2013.

“Ruimte voor wat je door de ziel snijdt”Nederlands Dagblad, September, 2013.

“Christen is geroepen om moslims op te zoeken” Interview with Reformatorisch Dagblad, September, 2013.

“Promovendus Kaemingk in Kampen: Denk over islam vanuit Jezus”Reformatorisch Dagblad, September, 2013.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL/MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Ordained Minister, Christian Reformed Church (2017-)

Guest Editor, Comment Magazine (2011)

China Seminary Liaison, Fuller Theological Seminary (2011)

Ministry Fellow, Princeton University (2007-2008)

Education Coordinator, Center for Faith and Work (2006-2008)

Community Liaison, Whitworth Poverty Initiative (2003-2005)

Assistant to the Director, Lily Vocation Grant, Whitworth University (2003-2005)