I'm A. J.
I'm married to Quinn. The human that came out of her is my son, Elliot. That's my little family. We live just down the street from Hot Lips Pizza, read the Oregonian, eat at Jam every Monday, and walk to New Seasons. Beyond this, I keep busy as a professor, pastor, church planter, writer, speaker, and social networker/entrepreneur. As is often done, here's my bio in the classic, predictable, third person form.
A. J. Swoboda (PhD – Birmingham, UK) started and serves the Theophilus church community with his wife, Quinn, in the Hawthorne District of Portland, Oregon (www.theophiluschurch.com). Before moving to Portland, he served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. Currently, he is a professor of biblical studies, theology, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, LIFE Pacific College, Canby Bible College, Eternity Bible College, the Episcopal Academy of Formation, and Concordia University. His creative doctoral research explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. In the Spring of 2012, His popular book Messy: God Likes It That Way (Kregel) is due out. Similarly, his dissertation, Tongues and Trees: Towards a Green Pentecostal Pneumatology, will be released in 2012. A. J. plays with his son Elliot, writes, wails on guitars, runs (mostly treadmills), plays Settlers, reads, and has a predisposition towards movies with Kevin Spacey in them.