Clifford Chalmers Cain is a teacher, author, lecturer, and ordained clergyperson. He also enjoys archaeology, photography, sports, and traveling.
Currently, he is Professor of Religion at Franklin College near Indianapolis. He holds doctorates in theology (Vanderbilt University) and religion and ecology (Rikkyo University, Tokyo). His master's degree in systematic theology is from Princeton.
His two most recent books are entitled, "An Ecological Theology," published in April, 2009, by the Edwin Mellen Press, and "Down to Earth: Religious Paths toward Custodianship of Nature," published in May, 2009, by Rowman and Littlefield.
He has served twice as Theologian-in-Residence at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (1990, 2000), and as Distinguished Lilly Visiting Professor of Religion at Berea College (2003). He also delivered the Brown Endowed Lectures at Randolph-Macon College in Virginia and the Hampel Endowed Lectures at Berea College. Additional lectures have been given in the Peoples' Republic of China, South Africa, Thailand, and England.
His ordination has been recognized by the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., and the Disciples of Christ.
He has participated in several archaeological excavations, most fondly Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
His photography has been featured in several exhibits, most notably a solo exhibit in 2003.
He has been a basketball player and a college coach, earning NCAA Coach of the Year honors.
He has lived in several countries and traveled to forty others, often taking his college students with him.
Married to Dr. Natasia Sexton Cain, he has two children, Rachel and Zachary, and one granddaughter, Madison.