I am a Christian, an academic, a historian, and a librarian, in that order. For this blog, this means that what you will find here are things having to do with Christian theology and spirituality, religion in general, history in general, and historical and religious perspectives on the particular subjects of the American West, the Midwest, Iowa, American Indians, the U.S., Christianity, religion. Also, I am interested in the concept and lived experience of “place”–which connects with my interest in the West, Midwest, and Iowa. Finally, as a librarian of sorts, my tendency is to find things to share–reference work, in a way.
So, this blog is less anything original and more a sharing of things concerning the subjects noted above. The “sharing” includes links to my syllabi and other personal miscellany. In short, this is not only a blog, but a personal web page.
I am emeritus faculty at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. I am currently working half-time in the college library as a reference librarian and archivist and engaged in a few research projects.