I’m an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where I currently serve as the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Philosophy and Ethics division coordinator. I also serve as the editor of Philosophia Christi, the scholarly journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.
My academic research to date has focused primarily on metaphysics, ethics (moral and intellectual virtue), philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind/human persons, medieval philosophy, analytic theology, and Christian apologetics. My 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 currently teach philosophy and Christian apologetics in the School of Theology at both the Masters and Doctoral levels, in addition to Great Books seminars in Scarborough College. 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.
Prior to joining the faculty at Southwestern, I 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.