Bryan Stone is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and E. Stanley Jones Professor of Evangelism at Boston University School of Theology. A native of San Diego, California, Bryan earned the B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Southern Nazarene University, an M. Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a Ph. D. in Systematic Theology from Southern Methodist University.
Bryan’s professional experience is in urban and multi-cultural ministry, faith-based non-profit development, and new church development. His doctoral work was in the field of liberation theology and christology, and his current research interests are in theology and film, popular culture, evangelism, urban ministry, Wesleyan studies, ecclesiology, and postliberal theologies.
Dr. Stone is the author or editor of seven (7) books: A Reader in Ecclesiology (Ashgate, forthcoming); Sabbath and the City: Sustaining Urban Pastoral Excellence, co-authored with Claire E. Wolfteich (Westminster John Knox Press); Evangelism After Christendom (Brazos Press, 2007); Thy Nature and Thy Name is Love: Wesleyan and Process Theologies in Dialogue, co-edited with Thomas J. Oord (Kingswood Press, 2001);Faith and Film: Theological Themes at the Cinema (Chalice Press, 2000); Compassionate Ministry: Theological Foundations (Orbis Books, 1996); and Effective Faith: The Christology of Juan Luis Segundo (University Press of America, 1994).