Brian M. Howell is associate professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He received his PhD in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. He has published work on Philippine Baptists and Christian anthropology to such journals as Religion and Christian Scholar’s Review as well as several edited volumes. His book, Christianity in the Local Context: Southern Baptists in the Philippines, is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. In addition to his work on Philippine Protestantism, he has published on race in US Christianity (This Side of Heaven, edited by R. Priest and A. Nieves [Oxford 2006]) and the “Short-Term Missions” phenomenon (Journal of Communication and Religion). He is currently conducting further research related to “short-term missions” and Christian service travel.