About

I am a first year PhD student in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge. My thesis explores the relationship between the doctrines of divine simplicity and the Trinity, with special attention to the revisionary metaphysics of Robert W Jenson. I am an adjunct instructor for Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK, USA).

I am interested in Christian and Platonic metaphysics, particularly in participation and the analogia entis. I am also interested in theological aesthetics, the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the theology of sanctification, and theological epistemology.

Education

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England — 2016-current
Doctor of Philosophy (candidate) in Christian Theology

Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri — 2012-2014
Master of Arts in Theological Studies, summa cum laude

Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma — 2006-2012
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Ministry

Publications

“The Ontic Significance of God’s Eschatological Word: Robert Jenson’s Potential Via Media between Impartation and Imputation,” Wesleyan Theological Journal (accepted; forthcoming).

“Baptism and Beatitude: Taking Time and Partaking of the Eternal,” Didache: Faithful Teaching 16:3 (2017).

“The Trinity, Social Justice, and the Missio Dei: A Trinitarian Construal of Agency, Treating Social Justice as Paradigmatic of Christian Action,” Didache: Faithful Teaching 13:1 (2013).

Projects

PhD Thesis: “Divine Simplicity and the Triune Identity: A Critical Dialogue with the Theological Metaphysics of Robert W. Jenson”

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Christ Who is Our Peace: Peace, Bodies, and the Construal of Place,” at the Society for the Study of Theology, Spring 2017.

“Quantum Mechanics and the God-World Relationship,” at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Spring 2016.

“The Ontic Significance of God’s Eschatological Word: Robert Jenson’s Potential Via Media between Impartation and Imputation,” at the Wesleyan Theological Society, Spring 2016.

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