Michael L. Budde is Chair of the Department of Political Science at DePaul faculty where he has taught since 1993. He teaches courses in international politics, political theory, political economy, and religion and politics. He teaches regularly in DePaul’s Program in Catholic Studies and the Honors Program. Professor Budde’s research explores the interactions of political economy, culture and Christianity. He has written on matters ranging from the role of Catholicism in the Rwandan genocide to the transformation of American Christianity by corporate capitalism; his books include The (Magic) Kingdom of God: Christianity and Global Culture Industries (1997), and Christianity Incorporated(2002). Mike served as the first coordinator for The Ekklesia Project and now assists the board in an ex officio capacity.