The relationships among neuroscience, religious experience, theology, and complexity studies.


Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science (CASIRAS), treasurer
American Theological Society, Midwest Division, past president, executive council
Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
American Academy of Religion
Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences
Institute for Religion in an Age of Science
Society of Midland Authors


2006- Visiting Professor of Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1995-2002 Co-Director, Midwest Region, Religion and Science Course Program (SRCP), funded by the John Templeton Foundation through the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley, California

Publisher, Bridge Building (North American SRCP newsletter)

Co-Director, Southern Region; SRCP Publisher, Science & Religion South (SRCP newsletter)

1989-1998 Executive Editor, Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science
1983-1993 Writer of "Doctor, I've Read. . . " SmithKline medical newsletter (circulation 30,000 primary care physicians)
Free-lance editorial consultant for seminaries and publishers, specializing in theology, psychology, and business, 15 years

World Book encyclopedia, article editor, 5 years

Lutheran Campus Ministry, local director and national board member