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Rob Zahn is a theologian, public speaker, teacher, creator, and author who is known for exposing and challenging the edges for what is ‘expected’ of the church. 


Rob earned his doctorate in Semiotics, Church, and Culture where he researched the connection of psychedelics to the birth of Contemporary Christian Music in the 1960’s and 1970’s. His work tells an interwoven, personal story of how the LSD fueled, hippie psychedelic subculture gave birth to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), teaching the church of today that God is indeed incarnate in the least likely of places.

In addition to working toward his first published book, he is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and teaches in the Religion Department at Waldorf University.


Rob’s undergraduate degree is in music and he has had the privilege to perform in venues as diverse as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA, including serving as a musical understudy for The Second City Comedy Club in Las Vegas, NV. He is a husband and father, and he is passionate about conversations of faith and God that matter in the world today and the future to come.


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