I welcome research in a diverse range of fields and disciplines. I am a classically trained systematic theologian with background in philosophy, linguistics, and ethics. My primary expertise is in Pentecostal and Charismatic theology, trinitarian theology, pneumatology, ecclesiology, ecumenical theology, and the intersection of theology and science. Over the last 20 years I have supervised various themes of research including theological method, Christology, soteriology, election, justification, ethics, spirituality, social justice, spiritual discernment, political theology, public theology, diverse Pentecostal doctrines, and studies of individual figures.
I have also served as external reader of theses on different contextual studies (countries, denominations, people groups) and other constructive arguments (aesthetics, media, law, government, immigration, science etc.) as well as various theological concentrations (e.g., liberation theology, Catholic theology, postcolonialism). My early research was on Catholic themes (my dissertation is on the Catholic systematician Heribert Mühlen) with focus on ecclesiology, pneumatology, evangelization, and sacramental theology. I have been a consultant to the Luther Academy (U.S.) for ten years and welcome research on the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. I have also done some work on nineteenth-century German theology and German idealism (from Schlegel to Feuerbach), liberal theology (particularly Schleiermacher and Tillich), and French post-structuralism (Saussure, Baudrillard, Lacan).
I have consistent interest in ritual, sacrament, and liturgy. And I am coeditor of a book series with interdisciplinary focus (CHARIS). I can help with research in a variety of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese.
I look forward to learning about your interests and welcome conversations on any theological topic.