The Pietist Schoolman

The website and blog of historian Chris Gehrz

Exploring Christianity, history, education, and how they intersect

Welcome to the personal website and blog of Chris Gehrz, professor of history at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota and author of The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity (now available from InterVarsity Press).



I blog here about three times a week, plus a Saturday links post. I write about Christianity, history, and education, as well as their intersections (e.g., Christian colleges, methods in teaching history). I tend to approach things historically, but occasionally comment on current events — with crises in higher ed and evangelical views on sexuality being particularly popular the last couple years.

I also write beyond this blog, record podcasts, and speak at churches and colleges. To learn more, you can follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or e-mail me.

Oh, and why “The Pietist Schoolman“? Or why a Caravaggio painting at the top of this page?

I’m glad you asked: click the links to learn more!