Adam has a PhD in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Transpersonal Studies. Adam completed his PhD by researching the spiritual development of contemporary Christian mystics. Adam has also studied worship trends and spiritual participation. In addition to psychology, as a scholar Adam has studied religion, early Christianity, psychology, transpersonal psychology, qualitative research, personal and spiritual growth, meditation, prayer, Christian mysticism, contemplation, creative expression, and positive life practices. Adam practices centering prayer everyday and is a proponent of personal cultivation, meditation, spiritual practices, Christian mysticism, and Christian contemplation. Adam is a certified transformational coach, meditation teacher, and pastor. In addition to his work at Contemplate Lincoln Adam has taught Christian contemplation and meditation at seminaries, retreats, and congregations across the country.