Dr. Joe Thomas, is Assistant Professor of History of Christianity at Urbana Theological Seminary. Dr. Thomas has extensive teaching experience in the field of history and religion. His scholarly interest is in the role of reconciliation and peace in the history of the church. Dr. Thomas’ book Perfect Harmony: Interracial Churches in Early Holiness-Pentecostalism, 1880-1909 was published in 2014. He also co-wrote the play, Friends Indeed: The Improbable Friendship between Ben Franklin and George Whitefield. He is currently working on the book Peace Dividend which explores the outburst of reconciliation movements during the 1990s. Joe is founder and President of Life Together House. Life Together House creates intersections between the Gospel and a World Wide Awake. Joe previously worked on the Torchlighters animated series as an historian in residence for the Christian History Institute.