This website is meant to introduce visitors to my work as a Christian theologian, educator, and minister. I am grateful that I am able to live out this calling at Trinity College in Bristol, England, where I am the tutor in Christian Doctrine.
My doctorate was taken at the University of Aberdeen, where I wrote on the the doctrine of scripture as understood by two influential theologians of the 19th and 20th centuries, B. B. Warfield and Karl Barth. Upon completion of my studies, I secured a teaching fellowship at the University of Tübingen. It was at the foothills of the Swabian Alps that I developed an appreciation for all things German: 19th century idealism, Oktoberfest, Lutheranism, reliable public transportation, Jürgen Moltmann, spätzle, to name just a few. Before coming to Trinity, I had the privilege of teaching at two very fine liberal-arts colleges in the United States, Lyon College and Augustana College.
The majority of my work centers on helping students to understand and articulate the contours of Christian faith. Towards this end, I encourage students to familiarize themselves with the literature that seeks to makes sense of God and all things in relation to God. This, in turn, has informed a somewhat eclectic research agenda. While I have a perennial interest in the ways Christians engage scripture, increasingly I am drawn to thinking about what it means to be human from a theological perspective. Additionally, I am curious about issues surrounding the intersection of commonly perceived antitheses: science and faith, contemporary and traditional, academy and church. My approach to these uneasy engagements reflects a commitment to fostering dialogue among a range of perspectives. This website serves as a kind of repository for my disparate reflections on these matters.