• Doctorate of Philosophy, Humanities (Concentration: Literature), Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama. January 2017 – May 2020.

  • Master of Divinity, Christian Thought, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana. August 2013 – May 2017.

  • Master of Arts, Theological Studies, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia. June 2010 – August 2011.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Humanities (Concentration: Medieval Studies), University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida. August 2003 – December 2008.

  • Certificate of Completion, Biblical Studies & Leadership, Ravencrest Bible School, Estes Park, Colorado. August 2001 – May 2003.


Book Reviews

  • David I. Smith, Susan M. Felch, Teaching and Christian Imagination (Eerdmans, 2016). Journal of Faith and the Academy.

  • Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, Michael G. Strauss, Dictionary of Christianity and Science (Zondervan, 2017).  Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry.

  • Leland Ryken, Jesus the Hero (Weaver, 2016). Stone-Campbell Journal.

  • Timothy Verdon, Art & Prayer (Paraclete Press, 2014). Journal of Faith and the Academy.

  • Richard Alan Fuhr Jr., Andreas J. Kostenberger, Inductive Bible Study (B&H, 2016). Stone-Campbell Journal.

  • Verlyn Flieger, There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale (Kent State UP, 2017). Journal of Faith and the Academy.

  • John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest (IVP, 2017). Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry.

  • Robbie F. Castleman, Darian R. Lockett, Stephen O. Presley, Explorations in Interdisciplinary Reading (Pickwick, 2017). Stone-Campbell Journal.

  • Christian B. Miller, The Character Gap: How Good Are We? (Oxford UP, 2018). FORMA Journal.

  • W. Bradford Littlejohn, The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty (Eerdmans, 2017). Stone-Campbell Journal.

  • Kevin Maier, Teaching Hemingway and the Natural World (Kent State UP, 2018). Journal of Faith and the Academy.

  • David Lyle Jeffrey, In the Beauty of Holiness: Art and the Bible in Western Culture (Eerdmans, 2017). Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry.

  • Keith L. Johnson, The Essential Karl Barth: A Reader and Commentary (Baker Academic, 2019). Stone-Campbell Journal.

Essays & Articles

  • “Christmas is a State of Mind.” Published December 2012, Vero’s Voice. (

  • “Death of God Theology,” “Franklin, Benjamin,” “New Theology,” “Nouwen, Henri,” “Transcendentalism,” and “Zen Buddhism.” American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time. 3 vols. (ABC-CLIO, 2019). Forthcoming.

  • “Visual Values: The Success and Failures of Hemingway’s Ethics in Film.” Teaching Hemingway and Film. (Kent State University Press, 2019). Forthcoming.

  • “Graphic Variation: Moral Formation & Comic Adaptations of Hemingway’s Work,” Hemingway and Comics. (Kent State University Press, 2020). Forthcoming.

  • “Hemingway Meets Merleau-Ponty: Habit, Environment, and Character Formation in The Sun Also Rises.” Teaching Hemingway and Existentialism. (Kent State University Press, 2020). Forthcoming.

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    • “Reconciling Economies: Wrestling with Hemingway’s Catholicism in To Have and Have Not,” Hemingway Between Key West and Cuba, July 2017. Sponsored by Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL).

    • “Playful Reading: Utilizing Hans-Georg Gadamer’s Hermeneutic in the Classroom,” Building the City of God: The Past, Present, and Future of Christian higher Education, February 2018. Sponsored by the Institute of Faith and the Academy (Montgomery, AL).

    • “‘In humane gentleness’: Integrating the Humanities Through Shakespeare,” Repairing the Ruins 2018, June 2018. Sponsored by the Association of Christian Classical Schools (Frisco, TX).

    • “‘Don’t eat that, lady—that’s Mencken’: Reading The Sun Also Rises as a Commentary on H. L. Mencken & His Nietzschean Philosophy,” XVIII International Hemingway Conference: Hemingway in Paris, July 2018. Sponsored by The Hemingway Society (Paris, France).

    • “Imagining Morality: Alasdair MacIntyre’s Virtue Theory & Neil Gaiman’s American Gods,” Alabama Philosophical Society 56th Annual Conference, September 2018. Sponsored by the Alabama Philosophical Society (Pensacola, FL).

    • “Livy’s Courage, Aristotle’s Phronesis: Christian Education & Ancient Stories ‘Richer in Good Examples,’” A Time for Courage: Humble Audacity in the Academy and Beyond, October 2018. Sponsored by the Institute of Faith and the Academy (Montgomery, AL).

    • “Batman & the Permanent Things: Classical Lenses for Interpreting the Dark Knight,” Batman in Popular Culture, April 2019. Sponsored by Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH).

    • “Dramatic Variation: Examining the Graphic Novel Adaptations of Ernest Hemingway’s Works,” 2019 ALA Annual Conference, May 2019. Sponsored by the American Literature Association (Boston, PA).

    • “Growing Up with Jack: How Learning from C. S. Lewis Spans the Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric Schools,” Colloquium for Secondary Literature Teachers, 2019 Repairing the Ruins Conference, June 2019. Sponsored by the Association of Christian Classical Schools (Atlanta, GA).

    • “Betwixt Kirk & Eco: Navigating Cultural Space By the Moral Imagination,” Reasonable Belief in an Age of Skepticism, October 2019. Sponsored by the Institute of Faith and the Academy (Montgomery, AL).


    • American Society of Church History (ASCH), Member

    • Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW), Member

    • Conference on Christianity and Literature (CCL), Member

    • Florida Hemingway Society (FHS), Founding Member

    • Hemingway Society (HS), Member

    • Modern Language Association (MLA), Member

    • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), Member

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