I am a Christian.
I am also husband to Jennifer and father to three kids.
I earned a PhD in Theological Studies, emphasis in Christian Ethics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Now I work in the administration of Oklahoma Baptist University.
The views expressed on this blog are my own.
I write for the blog at the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. I review books for several academic journals and for Books at a Glance. I like reading, enjoy reviewing books, and it has become something of a fascination for me. Some might say an addiction. In any case, you will find many book reviews popping up on this site, in addition to the academic reviews I do for other venues.
Although the conventional wisdom for blogs that are going to "make it" says that a blog should focus on a particular topic, I suppose I shall relegate myself to limited success by using this as an outlet of my creative energy more than a coherent platform.
That being said, however, there is a sort of cogency to my approach. I am a seminary student. Therefore much of what I write is intentionally directed at things that seminary students are, or should be, interested in. This is a bit of a subculture within the world of Christianity, but I hope it is valuable.
Above all, my goal is to be thoughtful, gracious, and honest. This means that when I critique someone it should be to point out the flaws of their arguments, not to denigrate their personhood. This also means that I will tend to review and comment on things that I like rather than focusing on the things that are driving me nuts. Those things are already driving me nuts, why would you want to share that stress?
Here is some assorted paraphernalia, social media stuff, etc. Just in case you are interested:
"The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gift." C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves
Some ways that I receive books review and share my opinions on them: