Liam lives with his wife, Precious, in Overland Park, Kansas. He is Vice President of U.S. Relations at Global Scholars. He has been a church-planting pastor, a university professor, and an academic dean in a traditional seminary. He has taught ancient history and general history courses at Kansas State University. He co-directs Emmanuel House, a center for study, spiritual formation, and ministry preparation in Kansas City. Here is his educational portfolio:
BA, Kansas State University; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Kansas State University
Postgraduate studies at Nova Southeastern University [higher education administration], Colorado Christian University [counseling], and the University of Manchester (UK), Nazarene Theological College.
Scholarly societies and honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Outstanding Young Men of America, 2007-08 nominee, Professor of the Year for Kansas State University, HDS. Liam was the founding editor of Mars Hill Review. He has had articles appear in that venerable journal as well as Confident Living, Fides et Historia, and Socratic Enquirer. He and Precious wrote a book together entitled Grief (NavPress). He is currently co-editing a book, Civil Religion in American History (BorderStone), set for release in December 2014.
Liam and Precious have two grown children who both live in the Seattle area. At home in Kansas there lives a young Schnoodle who schemes night and day against the squirrels and is otherwise outraged at the sedentary habits of the rest of the family. Liam often reads aloud the works of Thyra Ferre Bjorn while drinking his morning coffee–which must be brewed properly. Every spring and summer he dies and dies with the baseball Royals (will 2014 be different?), and thus has plenty of time to keep the grass mowed. The rest of the year he bleeds purple (EMAW). He fiddles with an English “translation” of John Ponet’s Short Treatise of Political Power because he thinks people may find it useful very soon.
Liam was born and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas, but has lived in Dallas, Denver, Seattle (Whidbey Island), and practically lived in Manchester, England for a time. He has only made it to three continents thus far. Please help him think creatively about how to rectify this problem.
This blog is Liam’s “sandbox” (N.B. not litter box) for little bits of writing. It is in traditional newsprint and book black-and-white because he wants it to be dedicated to reading and writing.