Books (sole author):
Books (sole author):
- We Are A Household of Faith: The Kentucky Council of Churches, 1947-1997. Kentucky Council of Churches, 1997. Commissioned booklet.
- The Social Ontology of Karl Barth. International Scholars Publications, 1994. Revised doctoral dissertation. Cited in F. LeRon Shults, Reforming Theological Anthropology: After the Philosophical Turn to Relationality (Eerdmans, 2003), Paul Louis Metzger, The Word of Christ and the World of Culture: Sacred and Secular Through the Theology of Karl Barth (Eerdmans, 2003), and others.
- High on the Okaw's Western Bank: Vandalia, IL, 1819-1839. University of Illinois Press, 1992. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Youth Grant, 1979. Won the Illinois State Historical Society Certificate of Excellence, 1993. Cited in M. Burlingame, The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln (Urbana, 1994). K. Raitz (ed.), A Guide to the National Road (Baltimore, 1996), James Davis, Frontier Illinois (Bloomington, 1998), Ralph Gary, Following in Lincoln’s Footsteps, Gerald Leonard, The Invention of Party Politics (University of North Carolina Press, 2002), and others.
- "Joined at the Heart" and "The Jesus Diet," Debra Bendis, ed. Living by the Word (Chalice Press, 2005).
- “History of Methodism in Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky,” Encyclopedia of Louisville (University of Kentucky Press, 2000).
- "Vandalia, the State Capital." Charles W. Mills, et al., Vandalia Remembered: Illinois' Second Capital Celebrates 175 Years, 1819-1994.
- “Humility‘s Vision“ and “In Love with the Word,” The Christian Century (Living by the Word series), Oct. 10, 2010.
- “Kindly Candor” and “Whose Casserole?” The Christian Century (Living by the Word series), Aug. 8, 2006.
- "Highway Landscapes: A College Course on American Roads," Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society. Spring 2004.
- "Joined at the Heart" and "The Jesus Diet," The Christian Century (Living by the Word series), July 26, 2003.
- "The Vandalia Statehouse and the Relocation of the Capital," Illinois Heritage, Spring-Summer 2000.
- With Dr. Beth Stroble, "Ferdinand Ernst and the German Colony at Vandalia," Illinois History Teacher, Vol. 3: 1997.
- "Leadership, Change, and the Parish," The Quarterly Review, Summer 1996.
- Collaboration with Byron Crawford for his newspaper column, "Obscure Kentuckian's Name Lives On in the Windy City," Louisville Courier-Journal, Feb. 10, 1995.
- "'Without Running Riot': Kant, Analogical Language, and Theological Discourse." Sophia: A Journal of Philosophy, Nov. 1993.
- With Dr. Beth Stroble, "'Religion is a Personal Thing': Students’ Portfolio Assignments in a World Religions Class,” Religion and Public Education, Summer 1993. Won the National Council on Religion and Public Education's Thayer S. Warshaw Essay Award.
- "Pilgrim at Millstone Knob,” Reflections (Yale Divinity School), Fall 1990.
- With Dr. Beth Stroble, "Poetic Tributes: Yeats, Sadat, and Grandma Grace," Arizona English Bulletin, Fall 1988.
- With Dr. Beth Stroble, "Simulated Garbage: Leaps of Inference from Artifacts, Exercise Exchange, Fall 1988.
- "Ferdinand Ernst and the German Colony at Vandalia," Illinois Historical Journal, Summer 1987.
- "Vandalia, the Former State Capital," Illinois Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 1983.
- "The Vandalia Statehouse,” brochure for the Illinois Department of Conversation/ Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 1979.