Should We Admire the Shrewd Steward (Luke 16:1-9)?

Moral exemplarism and Christian ethics The following paper was given at the 2022 annual conference of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics. You can download the full text of the paper through the button below. The paper will be published in the journal Theology in Spring/Summer 2023. Positive role models, or moral exemplars,Continue reading “Should We Admire the Shrewd Steward (Luke 16:1-9)?”

Updates from the Conference Circuit

It’s that time of year: summer conferences! Since May, I’ve presented at four conferences. The first two focused on law and religion, the second two on virtue in business and in general. I am now preparing for three more conferences, which will round out not just the summer but the 2021/22 academic year as well.Continue reading “Updates from the Conference Circuit”

Updates: Journal of Church and State, and Developing a Christian Mind

Two exciting updates. My friend and co-author (Prof. Mark Lee) and I have a forthcoming article in OUP’s Journal of Church and State. “Religious Deviance and Asylum Medicine in the Second Great Awakening” explores the life and writings of Elizabeth T. Stone (b. 1811), a New England evangelical who was incarcerated by her family andContinue reading “Updates: Journal of Church and State, and Developing a Christian Mind”

Article: Truth and Christian Ethics

Studies in Christian Ethics, the journal of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, has just published a short article I wrote in response to Professor Mark Wynn’s essay, entitled ‘Truth and Christian Ethics: a Narratival Perspective’. Professor Wynn and I delivered these papers at the Society’s 2021 annual conference. Below, I have copiedContinue reading “Article: Truth and Christian Ethics”

Lecture: Should education be transformative? An Aristotelian critique

Last week, I gave a short paper on transformative learning theory at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford. The event was part of an informal lecture series that brings together the Hall’s faculty, fellows, and students for evenings of discussion and conviviality. My paper was an edited version of a talk that I delivered in August for aContinue reading “Lecture: Should education be transformative? An Aristotelian critique”

Essay: On wisdom and women

My conference paper on moral reasoning and the Old Testament Wisdom Literature is now available online. The essay was delivered, first, to the Oxford Scriptural Reasoning Group and, most recently, to the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University. The paper discusses four dimensions of biblical wisdom: its practical moral focus, its embeddedness within aContinue reading “Essay: On wisdom and women”

Radio: Fasting with the Voice of Islam UK

In this radio interview with the Voice of Islam UK, a London-based initiative of the global Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I discuss the Christian practice of fasting. Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 I interpret Matthew 4, whichContinue reading “Radio: Fasting with the Voice of Islam UK”