“Study to show yourself approved unto God, a worker that needs not be ashamed, handling rightly the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
These words from the Bible perfectly describe what I want for my students. By teaching them theology and religion on an academic level, I hope to motivate them to know not only what they believe, but why they believe it so that they grow in their faith and in their love for God and others.
When I’m not teaching (or grading papers!), I research and write in the areas of non-violent atonement theory, justice, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace. I also work in the area of inter-religious dialogue, comparative theologies of religion, and Continental Philosophy.
As a professor in an academic institution, I teach diverse doctrines and views of Christians in various cultures throughout Christian history in as unbiased a manner as possible. This, however, is what I personally believe.
EducationPh.D., 2006 Southern Methodist University M.A., 1999 Texas Christian University (Brite Divinity School) B.A., 1997 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary