Commonwealth Professor of Religious Studies; Director, Project on Lived Theology
- PhD, University of Virginia
- MA, University of Virginia
- MTS, Harvard Divinity School
- BA, Gordon College
- Modern Christian thought
- Religion and civil rights
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- Religion and mental health
- Lived theology
- Anxiety in Religious and Theological Perspective (seminar open to graduate and undergraduate students)
- Faith and Doubt in the Modern Age
- Kingdom of God in America
- Theology, Self and Society
- God and the Mystery of the World
- Theologies of Resistance and Reconciliation: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The Civil Rights Movements: Theological and Religious Perspectives
- Readings in Post-Colonial Theology
- Readings in Lived Theology
- Theology in the Third Reich (graduate seminar)
- 2015 Christianity Today Book Award in History/Biography for Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- 2010 Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow, American Academy in Berlin
- 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts
- 1988 Grawemeyer Award in Religion
- Evangelical Anxiety. A Memoir (HarperOne, 2022)
- Can I Get a Witness: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice, co-edited with Peter Slade and Shea Tuttle (Eerdmans, 2019)
- Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Knoph, 2014). German translation, Guetersloher Verlagshaus, Bertelsmann.
- Welcoming Justice God's Movement Toward Beloved Community, co-authored with John M. Perkins (InterVarsity Press, 2009).
- Wayward Christian Soldiers: Freeing the Gospel from Political Captivity (Oxford, June 2007).
- The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today (Basic Books, 2005).
- The Last Days: A Son's Story of Sin and Segregation at the Dawn of a New South (Basic Books, 2001).
- God's Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights (Princeton, 1997).
- Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Promise of His Theology (Oxford, 1994).
The Project on Lived Theology
- The Project on Lived Theology is a research initiative housed in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia that explores the social consequences of theological commitments.