I am an associate professor of philosophy at Oklahoma Baptist University. As one of only two people in the department, I teach a number of different courses. Courses that I teach regularly are Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, and Aesthetics.
My research has been on the nature and justification of religious belief, the relation of religious belief to ethics, and the role of mystery in religious belief. My most recent work is on the problem of tolerance.
I am also a chaplain in the United States Army Reserve. My service includes tours at Ft. Hood, Texas, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and a deployment to Iraq in 2007.
I live in Norman, Oklahoma, with my wife, Sheri. We have one
daughter, Rachael, who is a junior cello-performance major at
Oklahoma City University.