Scholar & Author
Speaker & Consultant
Problem Solver &
RELIGION AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Diagnosis, etiology, and prescription—medical terms for the questions every situation raises: What is it? Where did it come from? And what should be done about it?
Drawing from both social science and ethical reflection, John Stackhouse will help you better understand and respond to the challenge you face.
What's okay but needs improvement? What's toxic and deserves eradication? What's terrific and must be encouraged? Whether in a particular organization, in a social sector (such as church, academy, or popular culture), or even at a national level, John Stackhouse specializes in identifying exactly what's going on—drawing on the social sciences to ground analysis in evidence and on philosophy and theology to call things by their proper names.
How did we get here?
We can't move forward—as individuals, institutions, or societies—until we have reckoned with our past. John Stackhouse's wide training in history, particularly that of North America and Europe, but in a global comparative framework, equips him to tell your story, the story of your organization, and the story of your context. Only when we have thoroughly understood where we have been, and what has brought us to the present, can we plan for a better future.
What shall we do?
Having extensively researched individuals and organizations over decades, John Stackhouse has a few good ideas about what works and what doesn't. The requirements of good leadership aren't a mystery. What makes institutions healthy isn't hard to understand—not if you have put in the time and effort to study them. As an ethicist, expert witness, and experienced institutional consultant, John Stackhouse makes recommendations for the real world: specific, concrete, and practical.
John Stackhouse has a remarkable ability to bring questions of theology and culture to life for a contemporary audience. He does so with humour, compassion, and lively engagement, without ever losing sight of intellectual honesty and rigour.
Nora Young, CBC Broadcaster
JOHN G. STACKHOUSE, JR., PhD
John Stackhouse is an award-winning scholar, educator, and public communicator. He specializes in explaining contemporary culture to Christians and explaining Christianity to contemporary people around the world.
Dr. Stackhouse graduated B.A. with first class honours from Queen's University, M.A. summa cum laude from the Wheaton College Graduate School, and Ph.D. from The University of Chicago. Formerly a Professor of Religion at the University of Manitoba and then the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College, he currently serves as the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in eastern Canada.
John Stackhouse has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and more than 900 academic papers, scholarly book chapters, opinion pieces, columns, and reviews. His recent books include Can I Believe? Christianity for the Hesitant and Evangelicalism: A Very Short Introduction, both from the Oxford University Press.
"To a group of well established, high-performing professionals seeking to enhance their public service careers by studying at the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Stackhouse put forth a productive, charitable, and realistic approach to diversity aimed at helping decision-makers navigate a 21st-century marketplace."
Dr. Tyler Thigpen, University of Pennsylvania