Tony Kriz

Author, 'Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places'

Tony Kriz served with a variety of international organizations including Campus Crusade for Christ for twelve years, the majority of that time in Eastern Europe: living with Muslims in Albania and serving the war-torn former Yugoslavia. He also chaplained for several years on the radically liberal campus of Reed College in Portland, some of the exploits of which are described in Donald Miller’s best selling book Blue Like Jazz. He received a degree in historical Rhetoric from Oregon State University and a Masters of Divinity with an intercultural emphasis from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.

Tony recently received his Doctorate in Spiritual Formation from George Fox University. He regularly teaches classes including The Theology of Culture, Communicating the Gospel in a Postmodern Age and Relational Apologetics. Tony is a frequent speaker at retreats, churches and college campuses across the country. He is a Founding Contributor to The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins and a board member with Second Stories.

Most recently Tony has been featured in the new film, Lord Save Us From Your Followers. Tony lives with his wife Aimee and their three sons (Malachi (7), Hudson (5) and Tristan (4)) in Portland, Oregon. Together they have been foundational participants of several spiritual communities which serve the disillusioned, artistic and dramatically post-Christian population of East Portland. Currently they are giving much of their time to urban missions: building a monastic network, integrating a holistic gospel-life, serving as coach/consultants for Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO) and enthusiastically partnering with the Parish Collective.

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