Liam serves as Senior Vice President of Global Scholars. A historian, he co-authored the book, Civil Religion and American Christianity (BorderStone, 2018). He has also edited other books, monographs, and journals.
Most recently, he contributed articles to three encyclopedias: War and Religion (ABC-CLIO, 2017), Evangelical America (ABC-CLIO, 2017), and Religion and Contemporary Politics: A Global Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2019).
Liam received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University where he studied under the venerable historian Robert D. Linder. Liam is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Alpha Theta honorary societies. Liam was the founding editor of the literary and cultural journal Mars Hill Review.
Liam and his wife of forty-one years, Precious, reside in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. He and Precious wrote a book together entitled Grief (NavPress, 1995). They have two grown children and three grandchildren, all living on the West Coast.
At home in Kansas, they share a mid-century house with a Schnoodle who obsesses about squirrels. Liam lives and dies with the baseball Royals and bleeds K-State purple. He fiddles with producing a twenty-first century English “translation” of John Ponet’s sixteenth-century Short Treatise of Political Power because he thinks people may find it useful very soon.
Liam often reads aloud to Precious and the Schnoodle the works of Thyra Ferre Bjorn during daily fika time, imbibling morning coffee, which he grinds and brews precisely. He also reads The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy once a year. He has done so annually since 1975. Liam was born and raised in Leavenworth, Kansas, but has lived in Dallas, Denver, Seattle (Whidbey Island), and practically resided in Manchester, England for a time thanks to some marvelous Bristish friends. He has only made it to three continents thus far.