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 Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot (Eerdmans, 2021).

Both here and via a Substack newsletter, I write about Christianity, history, education, and their intersections. I also record podcasts, speak at churches and colleges, and lead historical tours in Europe. 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!