I am currently a research fellow in theology at the University of St Andrews with the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology, editor for a Cascade book series called Analyzing Theology, and executive producer for the Logos Institute Podcast. My primary research focuses on the nature of divine-human reconciliation with a specific emphasis on the importance of forgiveness & sacrificial theories atonement.

In addition to my research in theology, I specialize in value theory and philosophy of religion. Honestly, my areas of interest are pretty wide-ranging here. I’ve written on hylomorphic animalism, a fair bit of skeptical theism, the relevance of theories of reference when defining theology as a science, the epistemic upshot of original sin, and more.

When it comes to non-academic pursuits, I enjoy the inordinate consumption of coffee (3rd wave, Aeropress or Chemex, please), spending time with my brilliant spouse Bethany and our two boys (Caspian Daniel & Theodore Ronan), playing guitar or cello, hobbling after a CrossFit workout, or finding ways to follow major league baseball as an expat in Scotland.

A Few Quotes I Like

Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.

Patrick Rothfuss

Becoming and knowing oneself and getting to know the other are deeply intertwined.

Marilyn McCord Adams

The most important thing in life is not what you do; it’s who you become. That’s what you will take into eternity.

Dallas Willard

Easter 2021 (PC: Anna Everhart)

PC Above – Shane Aldendorff (Highland Cow), Adrien (Eiffel Tower), Daniel Olah (Budapest), Ian Culkowski (Fairy Pools in Skye) via Unsplash.com

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