Dissertation: 'Virtues, Divine Commands, and the Debt of Creation: Towards a Kierkegaardian
M.A. in Philosophy, Texas A&M University
Thesis: 'Resting Transparently: Kierkegaardian Conceptions of Freedom, Despair, Suffering,
B.A. in Philosophy, Hendrix College
Sinners in the Presence of a Loving God: An Essay on the Problem of Hell. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019).
"Kierkegaard," in The Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy, eds. Sacha Golob and Jens Timmermann (Cambridge University Press, 2017): 459-471
"Soren Kierkegaard," coauthored with C. Stephen Evans, in The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought, eds. Chad Meister and James Beilby (Routledge, 2013): 73-85.
Philosophy of Religion: Thinking About Faith, Second Edition, coauthored with C. Stephen Evans (Downers Grove, IN: IVP Academic,
2009). Translated and published in Russian (Moscow: Saint Tikhon' University Press,
2011), in Turkish (Istanbul: Ankara Okulu Basim Yayim, 2010), and in Korean (Christian
Literature Crusade, 2014).
“‘Eternity Will Nail Him to Himself’: The Logic of Damnation in Kierkegaard’s The
Sickness unto Death,” Religious Studies 52(3): 287 – 314, September 2016.
“The Doxastic Problem of Hell,” in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 6, ed. Jonathan L. Kvanvig (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015):
203 – 223.
“The Problem of Epistemic Luck for Naturalists,” Philo 17(1), 59 – 76, Spring-Summer 2014.
“Johannes Climacus on Coming into Existence: The Problem of Modality in Kierkegaard’s
Fragments and Postscript,” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, 2013(1), 107 – 129.
"Reflections on the Temptation of Christ: The Problem of Perfect Virtue," presented
at the 2018 Biennial meeting of the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers (Wingate,
NC, October 2018).
“Rethinking Eternal Punishment: The Divine Presence Model,” presented at the 2016
Society of Christian Philosophers (SCP) Midwest Regional Conference (Springfield,
MO, September 2016) and the 2018 Rethinking Hell Conference (Dallas, TX, 2018).
“‘Eternity will nail him to himself’: The Logic of Damnation in Kierkegaard’s The
Sickness unto Death,” presented at the 2013 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture
(Waco, TX, October-November 2013).
"Kierkegaard and Evans on the Problem of Abraham,” presented at the 2010 American
Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA, October 2010)
“Kierkegaard and Contemporary Philosophy,” presented at the Sixth International Kierkegaard
Conference (Northfield, MN, June 27 – July 1, 2010)
“A Molinist Solution to the Problem of Divine Freedom,” presented at the 2009 American
Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division meeting (Chicago, IL, February 2009)
“Kierkegaard on the Problem of Abraham,” presented at the 2008 American Philosophical
Association (APA) Central Division meeting (Chicago, IL, April 2008)
“Kierkegaard and Divine Command Theory: A Reply to Evans,” presented at the 2007 American
Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division meeting (Chicago, IL, April 2007)
“On Moral and Religious Obligations: Some Problems for Metaethical Divine Command
Theories,” presented at the 2006 American Philosophical Association (APA) Central
Division meeting (Chicago, IL, April 2006)
Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers
President (2014 - 2016)
Society of Christian Philosophers
American Philosophical Association
American Academy of Religion
Kierkegaard Society (USA)
Southwestern Philosophical Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Honors and Awards
SBU Merit Bonus recipient
SBU sabbatical recipient
Southwestern Philosophical Society President’s Award (2003)