Dr. Paul Putz was born and raised in Nebraska. Grew up in a charismatic, non-denominational church (his dad was the pastor). Over time he moved more into the evangelical Reformed-ish space; He's been attending either an Acts 29 or a PCA church for the past 15 years. Played basketball growing up, including at the small college level. Married for 13 years (both he and his wife and I are PKs) with three kids. He taught high school social studies for 4 years in Nebraska before going to grad school to get his PhD in history. Dr. Putz's dissertation research was on the history of sports and Christianity in American culture. That dissertation has become a book manuscript that is under contract with Oxford University Press. After getting his PhD he was a history professor at Messiah College for a year before accepting a position as the Assistant Director of the Faith & Sports Institute at Truett Seminary. His job now involves developing theological curriculum and programs for Christian leaders in sports, and also researching and writing on sports culture from a Christian perspective and working on the intersection of sports and Christianity. You can visit his personal page here and follow him on Twitter here.