I am a Writer.
In addition to this blog, I am a regular contributor to ValuesAndCapitalism.com, an American Enterprise Institute project at the intersection of faith, politics and free-market economics. Follow them on Twitter @ValuesAndCap.
I am a Designer/Marketing Strategist.
As the lead graphic designer at Houston Baptist University, it is my job to target audiences, develop messages and communicate them effectively through a variety of media and methods. I have been in this role since 2008.
I am a Proto-Academic.
I graduated cum laude from Houston Baptist University with a BA in Government, and I am working on an MA in Political Science at the University of Houston. My academic interest is in constitutional democracy, political economy and Christian social thought. I have been awarded a Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and have participated in conferences and seminars with the Acton Institute, the Foundation for Economic Education, American Enterprise Institute, Liberty Fund and the Southern Political Science Association.
I am a Conservative.
Political labels tend to oversimplify, so here is the rundown: I advocate limited government, separated powers, federalism, free trade, strong families and moral and civic virtue. I believe these things lead to a healthy, free and just society. My political support goes to free-market Republicans or—in the absence thereof—prudent Libertarians.
I am a Christian.
I was not raised to follow any certain religion, but at various points in life I found my questions answered by Christianity. I still have plenty of them, and I’m comfortable with that. One unresolved question is what denomination fits best with my values, understanding, et cetera. I consider myself a Protestant with enormous respect for the Catholic church and its history. As such, my approach is ecumenical and my foundation is Christ. For me, my faith is both a theological reality and a life philosophy.
I am a Musician.
I started writing, recording and performing around 1995, but my most successful effort was as frontman for the group Jack in the Pulpit (iTunes it). I went back to college in 2007 and began focusing on school work and leading worship groups. Fans still ask if I will be releasing anything new, but as of yet there are no plans.
I am a Husband.
I married my beautiful wife Lauren on September 27, 2008, and we have since resided in our hometown of Houston, Texas. I am thankful to be sharing my life with someone of her passion and talent.