My primary academic interest is philosophical theology in service to the church.
Philosophical theology--at least as I do it--is a kind of combination of systematic theology, historical theology, and biblical theology, bringing the tools and perspectives of philosophy to bear upon issues of faith, particularly in terms of meta-issues of how our assumptions (in terms of ontology, epistemology, and so on) affect and shape theology and where they fit in the unfolding history of theological thought.
Moreover, I see this interest as one that is best nurtured in the context of a liturgical piety rooted in the word and sacraments, in conversation with the wider traditions of the Christian church of all ages.
Other interests include postmodernism, moral theology/philosophy, and epistemology.
For more detailed information on teaching and publications, consult my complete curriculum vitae. A selection of writings is also available.