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’ll be blogging here less often in 2020 than previous years, while I finish my new book on Charles Lindbergh. But when I write here, it’s usually about Christianity, history, and education, as well as their intersections (e.g., Christian colleges, methods in teaching history). And I’ll continue to write every Tuesday at The Anxious Bench.

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!