Tony Kriz (D. Min.) is an author/teacher of faith and culture through media and at universities, conferences and communities of faith. He has taught in the spheres of Intercultural Studies and Spiritual Formation at Multnomah University and Warner Pacific, among others. His most recent book is titled, Neighbors and Wise Men: Sacred Encounters in a Portland Pub and Other Unexpected Places (Thomas Nelson, 2012).
Many were first introduced to this unique thinker under the name “Tony the Beat Poet” through Donald Miller’s book, Blue Like Jazz. Tony has served in places as diverse as the Muslim world and Reed College. Today, his family lives in North Portland in an imbedded, intentional community.