Featured Author - Bård Norheim

Bård Eirik Hallesby Norheim (* 1973) is associate professor of practical theology and Head of Department for Theology, Religion and Philosophy at NLA University College in Bergen, Norway. He serves as the President of the IASYM (International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry).

He is an ordained priest in the Church of Norway (Evangelical Lutheran). After living and serving as a missionary in post-Soviet Estonia for many years, he is passionately involved in doing, researching and teaching youth ministry.

In addition to being a pastor and theologian, he is also a musical artist (aka Reverend B). His first full-length book in English, Practicing Baptism (2014), came with an epilogue, a musical album and music video titled "Practicing Baptism" (see