Assistant Professor of History & Political Science
BA, University of Bristol; MA, Georgia State University; PhD, Texas Christian University
Mission & Passion:
To encourage students’ love of learning, and help equip them with the intellectual and scholarly tools for a lifetime of self-guided learning. To pursue a greater understanding of what it means for human beings to have been made by God as creatures of memory and story, and help students begin to pursue this understanding. Of all God’s physical creatures, only humans are able and innately inclined to tell stories about themselves as a means to preserving their historical identity, shaping their present culture and character, and guiding their future actions. Historical thinking is a gift of God; it makes men free to think and to act. Tyrants seeks to mar and destroy it, free men must seek to recall and preserve it.
Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you… This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…”
– John 6:55, 58, 60, 65-8
“I thought love meant equality,” she said, “and free companionship.”
“Ah, equality!” said the Director. “We must talk of that some other time. Yes, we must all be guarded by equal rights from one another’s greed, because we are fallen. Just as we must all wear clothes for the same reason. But the naked body is there underneath the clothes, ripening for the day when we shall need them no longer. Equality is not the deepest thing, you know.”
– C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength
Topics of Interest:
American history, especially constitutional/legal/political/diplomatic.
Western/Christian history and political theory.