Here’s my official, academically heavy, biography–the sort of thing that publishers ask for.
Samuel M. Powell has taught at Point Loma Nazarene University since 1986. He is the editor (with Michael Lodahl) of Embodied Holiness (originally published by InterVarsity Press, 1999, now reprinted by Wipf & Stock), and the author of The Trinity in German Thought (Cambridge University Press, 2001), Participating in God (Fortress Press, 2003), A Theology of Christian Spirituality (Abingdon Press, 2005), Discovering Our Christian Faith (Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2008), and several smaller monographs. He graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University, Nazarene Theological Seminary and Claremont Graduate University and is an ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. He served as secretary-treasurer of the Wesleyan Theological Society and is a member of the editorial committee of Kingswood Press. From 1999 to 2001 he participated in the John Templeton Foundation Oxford Seminars on Science and Christianity. In 2005 he won the Wesleyan Theological Society’s Smith-Wynkoop award for his book, Participating In God: Creation and Trinity. The award recognizes recent publication of distinction in a research area related to the Wesleyan/Holiness tradition. Powell attends Mission Church of the Nazarene, where he teaches an adult Sunday School class. He lives in Santee, California with his wife, Terrie. He has two children and four grandchildren.
A link to my resume: curriculum vitae
Here are some other links:
The Wesleyan Theological Society: http://wtsweb.org/
The Wesleyan Philosophical Society: http://home.snu.edu/~brint/wpsjnl/
Colin McAllister, my guitar teacher: http://colinmcallister.com/
My local church, Mission Church of the Nazarene: http://www.missionnaz.org/
San Diego’s best photographer, Bonson Pate.
Sacramental Nazarenes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacramentalnazarenes/
A Plain Account (an online Wesleyan based lectionary commentary):