Neil Earle bio
Pastor Neil Earle is a journalist, historian and broadcaster as well as a published author of some 500 books, articles, essays, reviews, blogs, commentaries, etc. related to history, popular culture and spirituality. A native of Newfoundland, Canada, Earle taught high school history in the 1960s, studied religion in England from 1968 and 1972 and while pastor of several churches in Canada began to write for church publications. His first published book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in American Popular Culture by Edwin Mellen Press came out in 1994.
Transferred to Pasadena, California in 1993 with his wife of 43 years, Susan, Neil Earle coordinated all the overseas publications of his denomination as well as serving as Senior Editor with a full-time writing load. Many of his articles touched on the theme of history such as “The Hinge of Fate (1939-1989),” “The Battle of Britain 40 Years Later” and “V-E- Day: A Warning to the West (1985).”
In 1992 he earned a Master of Arts in American History from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Theology at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA in 1998. Since then he has taken numerous classes in English and current events at UCLA and has taught American History as an adjunct at Citrus College (Glendora, California) and presently teaches Church History online at Grace Communion Seminary.
Neil Earle has presented at conferences called by ACSUS (The Association of Canadian Studies in the United States) and the Western Social Science Association. His MA thesis on the peace movement of the 1920s was published in Church and State (winter, 1998) and he was asked to complete a book on the history of his adopted city, Duarte, CA, finished in 2009 and titled Images of America: Duarte. He has been printed in such publications as the “Journal of Canadian Studies,” “Popular Culture Studies” and the monograph Slippery Pastimes, the last relating to the popularity of ice hockey.
Neil Earle presently edits the Reconcile newsletter which covers race relations (see atimetoreconcile.org) and writes for his local church web site where he has posted and edited approximately 438 commentaries and reviews on Biblical approaches to current events. He was a regular presenter on Duarte Cable Television from 2001-2017 and on historical subjects (e.g. Shakespeare, The Great War) at the local Duarte branch of the Los Angeles County Library.
Neil Earle and his wife Susan now live in Memphis, Tennessee. He has appeared as an occasional columnist in the local Commercial Appeal newspaper and has given public talks at the Cordova Public Library.