Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean,
Professor of Methodist Studies and Christian Theology

Oklahoma City University
2501 North Blackwelder Ave.
Bishop W. Angie Smith Chapel
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Phone: 405-208-5755
Blog: In Wesley’s Footsteps
Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Emory University
MTS, Perkins School of Theology
MS, Air Force Institute of Technology
BA, University of Colorado

“My focus is always on inspiring passion for ministry, as I am passionate about the ministry of the Church. My teaching and writing does this both by raising critical questions about the contemporary state of the church and society and modeling passion in my teaching and writing.”


United Methodist Church (UMC), Elder

Discipline or Specialty

United Methodist Studies and theology

Recent Publications

Race and Theology (Nashville: Abingdon Press).

“Recovering Los Desaparecidos, Renewing Wesleyan Theology,” A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery and Reconstruction of Wesleyan Traditions, edited by Mary Elizabeth Moore (Nashville: Kingswood Books, forthcoming).

“Paul Tillich,” in Beyond the Pale: Reading Ethics from the Margins, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas and Miguel A. De La Torre (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011).

“The Limits of Freedom: Racism in a Global Age,” Alienation and Connection: Perspectives on Suffering in our Global Age, edited by Lisa Withrow (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011).

“El Exilio de Metodismo Argentino,” Cuadernos de Teologia 26 (2007)

Godbearing: Evangelism Reconceived (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2006).

Considering the Great Commission, co-editor with W. Stephen Gunter (Nashville: Abingdon, 2005).

“The Global Mission of the United Methodist Church” and “The Future of the Great Commission,” in
Considering the Great Commission, Elaine A. Robinson and W. Stephen Gunter, eds. (Nashville: Abingdon, 2005).

These Three: The Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2004).

Elaine Robinson