I currently serve as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. I also have the privilege of being the editor of Philosophia Christi, the academic journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
My scholarly research to date has focused primarily on metaphysics, philosophical/analytic theology, philosophy of mind/human persons, medieval philosophy. My academic work has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysica, Southwestern Journal of Theology, and Philosophia Christi. I have also contributed to several edited collections including Analyzing Prayer: Theological and Philosophical Essays, Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature, The T&T Clark Handbook to Analytic Theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism, and Metaphysics: Aristotelian, Scholastic, Analytic. I also have several academic book-length projects in the works, including an introduction to metaphysics textbook tentatively titled What is the Structure of Reality? An Introduction to Metaphysics (IVP Academic), a textbook titled Philosophical Theology: A Christian Introduction (with Paul M. Gould, Baker Academic 2025), and an edited volume titled Contemplating Divine Simplicity: Five Views from Philosophy and Theology (Bloomsbury Academic, 2024)
In addition to my scholarly work, I am also deeply committed to writing philosophy for wider audiences outside the scholarly guild. Along these lines, I have just completed a book titled Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life: An Invitation to Wonder (Baker Academic, October 2023) which aims to retrieve a broader conception of philosophy as an entire life-orientation, one that is increasinng attuned to what is real, good, and ultimately worthy of our deep attention and daily pursuits. Living a distinctively Christian philosophical way of life can serve as a strong remedy for our existential ailments and thus bring about greater health of soul in its practitioners.
I currently teach philosophy at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels at Southeastern Seminary and the College at Southeastern. I am deeply committed to equipping the church in the task of creating a cultural milieu that is increasingly receptive to the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Gospel.
In addition to being a member of the American Philosophical Association, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Society of Christian Philosophers, I have been an active member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society since 2007 and served on the Executive Committee from 2013-2016. I also currently serve as an elected member of the Analytic Theology committee for the Evangelical Theological Society. I am a fellow of The Center for Baptist Renewal as well as the Russ L. Bush Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Seminary.
I’ve held Templeton Research Fellowships at both the University of Notre Dame, Center for Philosophy of Religion (2013-2014), Saint Louis University (2014-2015) with the Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility Project, and was a visiting scholar at Oxford University working alongside the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies project directed by Anna Marmodoro. I completed a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Philosophy at San Diego Christian College, an M.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Theology from Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. In 2014, I had the honor of being awarded the Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion, a biennial award that aims to recognize younger scholars working in the area of philosophy of religion.
I am married to my high school sweetheart, Suzanne (both natives of San Diego), and together we have the joy of raising our three young children Hudson, Declan, and Verity. When I’m not engaged in teaching and writing philosophy, I enjoy traveling, hiking, running, coffee, reading dead theologians, and spending precious time with my family and learning to become a better husband, father, and more faithful follower and student of Jesus of Nazareth.