Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet.
I am a student and occasional writer based in the north Chicago suburbs. I study ministry and philosophy at Trinity International University and plan to enter youth ministry after college.
As far as academics, my main interests lie in social criticism and theology.
Here are three topics that interest me:
- How can Christians live in secular society? What does “secular society” even mean? Could Charles Taylor’s ideas about secularization help the church to better make disciples?
- What does “law” mean, and how can we deactivate it? Could Paul’s approach to Law be generalized into a discussion of not just Jewish Law but the institution of Law itself? Can Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer series rebuild our politics from the ground up?
- Can we train students to understand and explain the truths of the Christian faith? How do apologetics and evangelism work together? What methods are most effective: those that appeal to reason, or those that appeal to meaning in life?
Beyond school work, I write music and I volunteer with the middle school students at my church. I work part-time for a campus ministry called the National School Project in the school year and full-time at Camp Timber-lee in the summer.
This blog is where I say boring things. Want something interesting?
I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and wherever else a casual google search may lead. UPDATE 1/1/18: I have left behind these social media accounts forever. This blog is now the only place you can find me online. Maybe I will start saying non-boring things.