As an enthusiastic and creative thinker, I find myself dabbling in many subjects. My favorite academic areas include the history of ideas, the theological concept of revelation, the interaction between theology and science, and spiritual formation and theology, especially relating to contemplation, spiritual reading, and the beatific vision.

I teach Christian History and Theology full-time at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona (on-campus). I am also the Managing Editor for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies (JBTS). Previously, I have taught courses in the areas of theology, church history, philosophy, apologetics, and ethics at both Boyce College (Louisville, KY) and Ivy Tech Community College (Sellersburg, IN). My passion is teaching. There are few things better than seeing the proverbial light bulb turn on within students’ minds.

Other interesting (and not so interesting) facts about me: I am an outgoing introvert, a quantum gravity and Civil War enthusiast, and a Chicago Sports fan (the Cubs, not the Socks, and the Bears do not yet qualify as a team – seriously, what’s going on with Jay?). I also have a strong knack for discernment, which I often use, much to the chagrin of my wife, Laura.

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  1. Good morning, Ryan! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 I’m trying to revamp my blogging as more than just a place to review books. As I check out your blog, I notice that it’s quite different than I tend to read…longer words and all! 😉 However, I plan to expand my genre of choice. Please, write on dear cousin, write on!!


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