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John G. Stackhouse, Jr., draws on history, sociology, theology, and philosophy to explore the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary culture in North America and beyond.

A graduate of Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario (B.A., History, with First Class Honours), Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois (M.A., Theological Studies, with Highest Honors), and The University of Chicago (Ph.D., History and Theology of Christianity), he is the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College, an international graduate school of Christian studies in Vancouver, Canada, affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Previously he taught European history at Northwestern College in Iowa, and then Modern Christianity at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Stackhouse is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, released by Oxford University Press in 2008. He is the editor of four books of academic theology, and the author of more than 500 articles, reviews, and book chapters in scholarly and popular publications. He is an advisory editor to Christianity Today and contributing editor to Books & Culture magazines, columnist for Faith Today magazine, and an occasional contributor to The National Post.

John Stackhouse specializes in analyzing and engaging trends in contemporary culture, particularly those that involve religion and spirituality. His commentary has been featured by most major North American TV networks (including ABC, NBC, PBS, CBC, CTV, and Global), by dozens of radio stations, and by print media as diverse as The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Globe and Mail, The Atlantic Monthly, Reader’s Digest, Time, and Maxim (yes, you read that right). He has given lectures at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Yale University Divinity School, Stanford University Law School, New College, Edinburgh, and Fudan University, as well as at colleges, seminaries, and universities throughout North America and at conferences, academic meetings, and universities in China, Korea, India, Israel, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom.

Married to Kari, a physiotherapist, and father of three sons, he enjoys skiing and hiking the Vancouver-area mountains. He is also a jazz musician (his main instruments are piano, guitar, bass, and trumpet, but he plays six more) and occasionally performs in public—sometimes backing his friend, two-time Juno Award-winner Steve Bell.

For more on Dr. Stackhouse, please visit www.JohnStackhouse.com.