About Me

scottI was born and raised in Memphis, TN. The bluff city is my hometown. I encountered Christ through a story of change in January 1997.

I serve on the faculty of several higher education institutions, teaching theology and religious studies courses. I’ve had two stints of teaching and ministry work in Europe as well: as a professor in the UK from 2003-2006 and as a pastor in Belgium from 2008-2013. I also currently work as a spiritual director and spiritual life coach at Kardia Collective.

I hold a B.A. in Communications from the University of Memphis, an M.A. in Theological Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary, and two years of work toward a Doctor of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. In early 2020, I transferred my research to the University of Aberdeen to complete my PhD in Divinity there. In particular, my research looks at how the missional practice of inculturation contributes to spiritual formation in the life of the Christian.

I am the author of two books released through Wipf & Stock Publishers: Change for the First Time, Again in September 2016 ​and Reflections of Immanuel ​in September 2020

For a look at my teaching and ministry work, you can review my CV and you can also visit my academic page at the University of Aberdeen.






19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Scott,

    I stumbled onto your page after finishing the “Heaven is for Real” book a few minutes ago. Enjoyed your honest review and I tend to have the same feelings as you.

    Also – cool that you are in Belgium. My father came over from Belgium with his parents when he was a teenager many years ago.


  2. Anthony –

    Ik spreek soms nederlands. Ik heb in Belgie al 3 en een halve jaar gewoond, maar mijn nederlands is niet perfect. Ik volg een cursus. Woon jij in Belgie?

  3. Scott, I stumbled upon this video today, and immediately thought of you. I think you will appreciate the journey these two gentlemen are on. I’ll leave you to use Google to find out who these guys are if you are unfamiliar with them.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

  4. Scott,
    I’m an Christian artist from Southern California. I was researching inspiration for my next painting and stumbled-or was guided to your site. I read the article about the little boy with visions of heaven, and I’ve followed the artist Arkain’s journey. I have some of my experiences I’m willing to share that I’ve had since I was little. Dreams mostly. you can find me at http://kelliethomas-walker.com/ or just google my name and different sites I’m on will come up.
    Sincerest Regards,
    Kellie Thomas-Walker

  5. I was invited by this month of August 5-7, 2013 for a Pastoral Conference. I designed a topic: God sovereignty in Pastoral Shepherding and prayed about it. God had lead me to your site as I browse. Thanks for the Great though on “God is a shepherd” and is an overseer for even Christ has a high view of himself as a good shepherd. thanks for it help me expand my thinking and approach on my seminar modules on Pastoral Sheperding. Glory be to God.

  6. Thank you for the blog! I’m reading this book for a New Testament course as a junior at college :).

  7. I too, am pursuing Communication Studies – dream job: something to do with conflict resolution.

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