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Scholar & Author
Speaker & Consultant
Problem Solver &
RELIGION AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
An Evangelical Guide to Postmodernism, Liberalism, Critical Race Theory, and more
"With the precision of a historian and the clarity of a philosopher, John Stackhouse outlines the origins of liberal and postmodern thought, traces the role of Christianity in shaping civic values, and offers a path for thoughtful Christian engagement with these hot-button concepts. "
―Jessica Ann Hughes, Ph.D. Chair, Language and Literature Department George Fox University
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
Nov 30, 2023, 4:30 p.m. AST
Why would any healthy-minded Christian—that is, anyone who doesn’t actually relish the idea of his or her enemies roasting forever—resist universalism? Isn’t this a lovely hope?
PROF. JOHN STACKHOUSE, PhD
John Stackhouse specializes in explaining contemporary culture to Christians and explaining Christianity to contemporary people around the world.
He is an award-winning scholar, educator, and public communicator and currently serves as the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in eastern Canada.
He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and more than 900 academic papers, scholarly book chapters, and columns. His recent books include Can I Believe? Christianity for the Hesitant and Evangelicalism: A Very Short Introduction, both from the Oxford University Press.
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"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
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