I am “technically” a theologian, if scholarship is to hold such weight. I continue to work on a larger work of progressive feminist theology that marries my studies in violence research. I am a former long-time musician. I immersed myself into Violence Studies, with the belief that violence is not inevitable and that if society is to overcome violence, it must be understood. I am currently in a self-imposed regimented program and independent research related to sociology and radical geography. I have an extensive scholarly library that I have built up over the years. My research is based on my continued focus on history and literature. I am also incorporating my research on Violence Studies and Space and Place and some elements of cultural anthropology. It was challenging to design a self-taught program that I could do. Elements of research will be more difficult on my own. At the risk of being exceedingly presumptuous, if not arrogant, I coined the terms “biolence,” “Epitome scaling,” and “nuclear religiosity” in my sometimes available writings on post-violence societies and feminist theology. I have been writing poetry for roughly 30 years. I do not write poetry with that goal of publication in mind, but rather, attempts to capture the healing of truths. I am writing non-fiction, and sometimes fiction, with the goal of eventual proper publication, despite how late in life such acts would be. I am a fervent believer in a greatly reformed educational system. I believe that holds the key, or at least, a significant leaping off point to maintaining and initiating societal reforms. Yes, to many this is obvious, but implementing such an endeavor and to what extent it should be calibrated is something I have also worked on, through writings only (again, only sometimes available online).

In the rare event that I need to be contacted, my email is rtilley4-AT-alumni.jh-DOT-edu (sorry, but writing an email like that really does work in avoiding spam sweeping algorithms).

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(Mostly) Daily Playlists: Minor Key . net

I also have a science fiction and ethics website that is in slow development, but should be full formed and running smoothly by the end of 2023, scifi.global

I hope to have a companion site to scifi.global using the domain scifi.earth, but that has been a real struggle to get just right, which I cover here.


I have a Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University (mostly philosophy and ethics courses, but not restricted to that. Also digital humanities and history). My master’s thesis was titled, Provoking God. It was a theological analysis of social justice in the Hebrew Bible from a feminist perspective with the overall argument that we have the right challenge God to interceded on behalf of social justice. After several more years of further study I have come to reject any indication of logical social justice in the Abrahamic religions. I also hold an interdisciplinary liberal arts degree from Portland State University where I focused on Women’s Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Literature. Additionally I attended an HBCU, Bowie State University, where I majored in English with a concentration in Africana. Though I don’t hold the additional degrees I took more than enough classes for a BA in English and almost enough classes for a BA in History. It all started at community college believe it or not. From community college to grad school at Johns Hopkins. It was quite a ride!

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