Worthy of the Calling: Biographies of Paul & Lela Swalm Hostetler, Harvey and Erma Heise Sider, and Luke Jr. and Doris Bowman Keefer (with Beth Hostetler Mark and AnnaRuth Sider Osborne)
This edited volume collects biographies of three twentieth century leaders of the North American Brethren in Christ Church, a denomination rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist, holiness, and evangelical traditions. Taken together, the biographies explore the experiences of Brethren in Christ couples engaged in pastoral ministry, missionary work, church administration, and theological education.
For a review of the book, see John Hawbaker’s review in Brethren in Christ History and Life.
Articles & Book Reviews
My scholarship has appeared in a number of academic journals, including Church History, Fides et Historia, Mennonite Quarterly Review, Brethren in Christ History and Life, The Conrad Grebel Review, The Covenant Quarterly, and more.
Below are links to some of my scholarly articles:
- “Born-Again Brethren in Christ: Anabaptism, Evangelicalism, and the Cultural Transformation of a Plain People,” Mennonite Quarterly Review 90, no. 2 (April 2016): 203-237.
- “From Second Work to Secondary Status: The Shifting Role of Holiness in Brethren in Christ Theology,” Brethren in Christ History and Life 42, no. 2 (August 2019): 249-279. (A version of this article first appeared in Wesleyan Theological Journal 52, no. 2 [Fall 2017]: 63-91.)
For a complete list of my publications, check out my curriculum vitae.
Book Project — Exhibiting Evangelicalism: Commemoration, Conservative Christianity, and Religion’s Presence of the Past. Manuscript currently in progress.
Book Project — Storyteller: The Life and Times of E. Morris Sider. This book is a biography of one of the most important scholars of the Brethren in Christ tradition whose work as a historian, college professor, editor, and public intellectual has significantly deepened the denomination’s engagement with and knowledge of its past. Under contract with the Brethren in Christ Historical Society.