This blog has evolved over the years to reflect the journey of my learning, writing and now preaching and teaching in both church and academic settings. As of March 2016, I have completed my work on a PhD in philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont Graduate University, so I’m looking forward to embarking on some new projects, but also simply to having a little more time in life for the things that matter most!
Currently I am an associate pastor at Saint Peter’s Church in Charleston, SC, which is part of an Anglican Diocese called Churches for the Sake of Others. For two years prior to this, I was an adjunct professor of Christian ethics, theology and philosophy at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. My denominational background is Baptist (the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship), and I earned my masters degree from Truett Theological Seminary. I’ve also worked as a youth and young adult minister, and as an SAT/ACT test prep tutor.
In undergrad, I studied economics, Spanish, and international business at Baylor University. My wife Whitney and I have had the chance to spend extended time in countries like Spain, Mexico and Argentina. Partly as a result of this, for a while now I’ve been exploring how these different subjects intersect within the broader context of globalization, violence and the calling on the church for a faithfulness in the midst of suffering and exclusion. This is also the subject of my doctoral dissertation, in which I draw on the writings of Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar and Latin American political philosopher Enrique Dussel.
I always welcome comments and inquiries from people who are interested in talking about anything related to what I’m doing. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.