My name’s Chris Gehrz. I’m professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where I also help coordinate the Christianity and Western Culture program. While my training is in the history of international relations and 20th century Europe, I teach about everything from human rights to the Reformations. (One of the virtues of teaching in a smaller department in a smaller university. See more on my educational background and teaching portfolio at the “About Me” page on our department blog.)
Like my teaching portfolio (in large part, because of it), my scholarly interests have also become rather eclectic. Primarily, I research and write about Pietism (I’m co-editor of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity, published by Wipf & Stock), in particular Pietist models of higher education. Meanwhile, developing courses on the two World Wars has sparked an interest in the commemoration of such conflicts; you’ll find posts on that topic here, but also at my photoblog, Memento belli.