August 2020 Work-in-progress

The past six months and the course of the covid-19 pandemic have been a strain to say the least, but amidst the adjustment to working from home, the stress of family health crises, and ongoing political upheaval, I have found that writing continues to be therapeutic – even cathartic. Concurrent with my dissertation, I am… Continue reading August 2020 Work-in-progress

Review of Another Finitude

See here for my review of an excellent and recent book by Agata Bielik-Robson, Another Finitude: Messianic Vitalism and Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Update: March 2020

It’s been a strange time since the COVID-19 epidemic began, and stranger still as philosophers have responded to it with varying degrees of thoughtfulness and clarity (better examples being this piece by Elettra Stimilli, and this piece by Robin Celikates). Because it is so difficult to do anything helpful from home, except continue to work… Continue reading Update: March 2020

January 2020 Update

Shortly I’ll be giving a paper at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre that summarizes much of my research and sets forth a paradigm for my work in Mennonite Studies (see here for the presentation). The forum at TMTC allowed me to consolidate and summarize much of my work, and I’m grateful to Kyle Gingerich Hiebert… Continue reading January 2020 Update

Patrick Friesen Article

A few weeks ago my most recent article was posted on the Literature & Theology site. It’s called “Violence and the Romance of Community: Darkness and Enlightenment in Patrick Friesen’s The Shunning,” and it explores some themes in Friesen’s work and in Miranda Joseph’s book Against the Romance of Community. Perhaps it will be of… Continue reading Patrick Friesen Article

Telos 188 (2019) Response

The new issue of Telos has just come out, and I have an article in it called “Periodization and Providence” that compares the philosophical and theological narratives of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra and Augustine’s Confessions. I have a few thoughts that I’d like to add to my article now that it is public and… Continue reading Telos 188 (2019) Response

August 2019 Update

As Fall approaches I am anticipating the publication of two articles on philosophical, theological, and literary themes. The details of both are posted in the publications tab (with updated links to come soon), and although they are coming out at the same time they were written almost two years apart. The article in Telos is an… Continue reading August 2019 Update

June 2019 Update

Over the past few weeks, while I have been teaching a Spring course that introduces Religious Studies, I have also been confirming final details of a few forthcoming publications that might be interesting to those of you who come across this site. In July the Mennonite Quarterly Review will publish my survey of Mennonite political… Continue reading June 2019 Update