about

Ray Waddle is an author, columnist, and the editor of Yale Divinity School’s Reflections journal, a publication that explores theological dimensions at work in current national issues.

He has written three books. Undistorted God (Abingdon Press, 2014) draws on his religious encounters over the years in order to flesh out new angles on contemporary Christian experience. Against the Grain: Unconventional Wisdom from Ecclesiastes (Upper Room, 2005) offers commentary on the strangest book in the Bible. A Turbulent Peace: The Psalms for Our Time (Upper Room, 2003) meditates on each of the 150 Psalms.

He has written for The New York Times, Christian Century, Image journal, Huffington Post, and elsewhere. He has a journalism (B.A.) degree from Oklahoma and a religious studies (M.A.) degree from Vanderbilt. He continues to write his “Testaments” column for The Tennessean, where he worked from 1984-2001, and is wrapping up a poetry manuscript.