Dr. A. J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham, UK) is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus church in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, Bible, pastoral studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Fuller Seminary, and a number of other universities and Bible colleges. Previously, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon.
A.J. has authored numerous books, including Messy: God Likes It That Way (Kregel, 2012) and A Glorious Dark: Finding Hope in the Tension between Belief and Experience (Baker Books, 2015). His latest book, The Dusty Ones: Why Wandering Deepens Your Faith, is due out in March 2016.