Professor of History and Faculty President (2018-2019)
A.B., College of William and Mary
M.A., M.Phil., and PhD, Yale University
- HIS230L World War I
- HIS231L World War II
- HIS/POS252L History and Politics of Sports (coming Spring 2020)
- HIS290 Introduction to History
- HIS/POS305G The Cold War
- HIS354 Modern Europe
- HIS499 Senior Seminar
- GES130 Christianity and Western Culture (also program coordinator)
- GES160 Inquiry Seminar: Christians and Unity
Chris has written or edited three books on the history of Pietism, Bethel’s founding religious tradition: The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity (IVP Academic, 2017); The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education: Forming Whole and Holy Persons (IVP Academic, 2015); and The Pietist Impulse in Christianity (Wipf & Stock, 2011).
Chris’ other teaching and research interests cluster around the international history of the 20th century, particularly war, diplomacy, and religion. He is currently working on a “spiritual, but not religious” biography of Charles A. Lindbergh (under contract with Eerdmans). In 2014-2015, he and Bethel student Fletcher Warren collaborated on Bethel at War, 1914-2014: A Digital History of a Christian College in Wartime.