Publications or presentations aside, the accomplishments I’m most proud of are the relationships I’ve built with my students. I now have friends all over the world because of the work we’ve done together here.
We have here what is for me a perfect combination of opportunities: to study at a high level of academic expectation, to proclaim a relationship with Christ, and to get to know our students well as individuals and to invest in their lives. I need all three components to be the professor and the human being I’m wired to be. I love the challenge of our classes here, the freedom we have to discuss spiritual concerns, and the degree to which my life is enriched by the relationships I build with my students. This is a great place to teach and learn.
Hanging out with my wife, Sua, and kids, Scottie and Alvia. I also enjoy reading, cooking, carpentry, golf, and watching the Reds play baseball. A little known fact about me is that I shave my head as a penance for the mullet I had in high school. This may or may not be true.