Hospitality is at the center of my approach to teaching. I practice hospitality with my students and invite them into the practice throughout their engagement with religious and theological studies. I help students explore religious and theological systems on their own terms, working within their unique vocabulary and grammar, and seeking to understand from the inside-out.
I teach religions as living cultural systems animated by ongoing discussion and debate. Religion is far more than personal beliefs, but a lived reality characterized by practices, institutions, ethical norms, stories, rituals, and more.
All theology is contextual theology. I was introduced to Christianity as a young person among Southern Baptists. I have since transitioned into the Anglican tradition and conduct my theological work from there. I am especially concerned with theology as it is embodied in daily life within particular communities.