He previously received a PhD from the University of Oklahoma, under the supervision of Linda T Zagzebski, where he specialized in epistemology and philosophy of religion. He has particular interests in theories of epistemic rationality that fall within the tradition inspired by Richard Foley, especially in applying such theories to the debate concerning skeptical theism as a response to the problem of suffering. Additional areas of interest in philosophy for him include Philosophical Arminianism as an epistemic model of creation and providence and meta-epistemology; that is, questions concerning the place of various epistemic concepts (e.g. intellectual virtues, evidence, justification vs. rationality) and their importance for figuring out what we should do or think.
“Perspectival Skeptical Theism,” Faith and Philosophy (forthcoming).
“Purgatory, Hypertime and Temporal Experience,” Journal of Analytic Theology (forthcoming).
“Retributivism Rejected: A Restorative Hope for Justice in the Age to Come,” in Being Saved: Explorations in Soteriology and Human Ontology, edited by Marc Cortez, Joshua Farris, and Mark Hamilton (London: SCM Press, forthcoming).
“Original Sin, the Fall, and Epistemic Self-Trust,” TheoLogica (forthcoming).
“Commonsense, Skeptical Theism, and Different Sorts of Closure of Inquiry Defeat,” Faith and Philosophy 34.1 (2017): 17-32.
“Skeptical Theism, Moral Skepticism & Epistemic Propriety,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 81.3 (2017): 263-272.
“The Parent Analogy: A Reassessment,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (forthcoming)
“An Epistemological Corrective for Doctrines of Assurance,” European Journal for Philosophy of Religion 9.1 (2017): 163-177.
Review of Locating Atonement, edited by Oliver Crisp & Fred Sanders (Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies)
Review of The Problem of Evil, by Peter van Inwagen (Gifford Lecture Book Review)
Review of Exemplarist Moral Theory, by Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (Gifford Lecture Book Review)