Updated: May 14, 2021
Welcome to my website where I will be posting about society, culture, and religion. Most of my focus has been on Christianity, especially evangelicalism and Pentecostalism as case studies for understanding social and cultural change like immigration and globalization. Religions like Pentecostalism are especially insightful as they provide a window into how people respond to worldwide changes.
Sociology is especially helpful for making sense of the world and my approach is shaped by work on cultural analyses of religion. A cultural focus looks at how religions develop a subculture, how that culture is rooted in religious practices and congregations, how members live their religion daily, and the interaction of religions with other spheres of society like politics, the family, and education.
I am based at Trinity Western University in Langley BC where I am Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
If you have any questions about my work, feel free to contact me.