I am currently a research fellow in philosophy at the University of Notre Dame with the Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion and editor for a Cascade book series called Analyzing Theology. 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 theologically-oriented research, 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 whatnot.
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), reading up on anything Scottish (I’m a total Caledoniaphile), playing guitar or cello, hobbling after a CrossFit workout, or grasping at any sliver of hope that the Rangers might make the playoffs this year.
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
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