About

Rev. John Zingaro is now in his 22nd year as a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  He is a l1993 graduate of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a 1976 graduate from Point Park University (with a degree in Journalism & Communications).

A native of Ellwood City, PA, John has served pastorates in Wisconsin, New Jersey and Illinois.  He has had to take time off from ministry in order to recover from life-saving cancer surgery.  Having contended with four episodes of cancer, he remains a survivor grateful to the surgeons, nurses and staff of the Hillman Cancer Center and Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh and St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

John has written six books (available on Amazon.com):

Harry Potter Sermons, which he wrote to counter the fundamentalist criticism of the Harry Potter stories

Thielemann, the preacher’s preacher, a biography of the late Rev. Dr. Bruce W. Thielemann

Spellman, one man’s influence, a biography about the legendary high school baseball coach in Ellwood City, PA–Bill Spellman.

Who Are the Faithful?  The struggle for truth against fundamentalism, an account of the 2005 federal court case in which intelligent design was judged to be simply another type of creationism which cannot be taught in public schools because of religious bias

Susan Nelson, the life and influence of a feminist theologian, a biography of the late Rev. Dr. Susan L. Nelson, professor of theology at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for 24 years.
(Note:  This book is not available on Amazon.com, but by contacting John directly.)

The Progressive Pulpit, a collection of his sermons, university lectures and blogs.

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