Founder & EditorW. Travis McMaken - I am a husband, a father, and an assistant professor of religion at Lindenwood University. You are welcome to consult an abbreviated version of my CV, as well as my dissertation's abstract, if you want to try and figure me out theologically. Feel free to contact me if you succeed in figuring me out (such information would certainly be helpful), with professional and/or theological inquiries, if you have questions about this blog, and especially if you are a young theologian trying to find your way: derevth [at] gmail [dot] com.
Henry Coates - I am originally from a small town in central New Jersey. Although my mother is a PC(USA) minister, I grew up attending a small American Baptist Church with my father. After studying at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey and King’s College, London, I worked for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, where I rejoined a Presbyterian Church. Then I served as a Young Adult Volunteer through the PC(USA) in Nairobi, Kenya, working as a photographer for Church World Service. While in Kenya, I discerned a call for pastoral ministry. I returned to New Jersey to pursue MDiv studies at Princeton Theological Seminary, and graduated in May of 2012. Currently I live and work in New Orleans as a chaplain for the Port. My time is most enjoyably spent in travel, preaching, good books, whiskey, board games, and tea drinking.
Brandy Daniels - I am a PhD student in Theological Studies, and a fellow in the Theology and Practice program, at Vanderbilt University. My previous degrees include an MDiv, as well as an MA in comparative literature and African American studies from Duke. I am interested in theological anthropology as it relates to categories of identity, and particularly in exploring how the theologies of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer intersect with the critical theoretical projects of Michel Foucault and Judith Butler at precisely this juncture. I serve as the editor for the Speaking of Students newsletter for the American Academy of Religion, and I also have a personal blog where I write about theology, triathlons, bicycling, and beer, amongst other things.
Kait Dugan - I am currently pursuing an MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary, and I hope to pursue doctoral work in Barth studies. In the little free time that graduate school affords me, I enjoy running, unhealthy amounts of Netflix instant streaming, hammocks, and religiously reading the New York Times.
Derek Maris - I am a PhD student in Systematic Theology at Luther Seminary. Some of the most influential theologians on my thinking are Jürgen Moltmann and Karl Barth, and I hope to use them as well as others to think through how eschatology and pneumatology relate in understanding God's transformative work in the world. I enjoy wasting time on the internet and listening to music, particularly 90's indie rock and grunge, as well as top shelf fingerstyle guitarists.
Kate McCray - I am a wife, a Southerner, an Eastern Orthodox Christian. I am a recent MDiv graduate from Princeton Theological Seminary and will be pursuing a ThM at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in the Fall. I spend my time studying the early Church, the Fathers and Mothers, and examining historical divisions. I am fascinated by the religions of the world, particularly Hinduism and Islam and especially where they intersect with Eastern Christianity. Ecumenical dialogue for me is not only a research interest but also a way of life as I personally navigate between Eastern and Western Christianities. I am interested in sensory worship, commensal practices, and in the practice of Orthodoxy in Western cultures.
Jon Nelson - I currently live in Princeton, New Jersey with my lovely and extraordinarily patient wife. I am a Senior MDiv student at Princeton Theological Seminary, pursuing ordination in the PC(USA) and eventual doctoral work in Systematic Theology. My primary interest lies in the doctrine of Holy Scripture, which gives me an excuse to indulge in a variety of interests in theology, hermeneutics, and biblical studies. However, many would say that my primary interest is listening to music and perusing music blogs.
Scott Rice - I am married to Abby, my wonderful wife, a student, and an aspiring theologian. I recently finished my MDiv at Princeton Theological Seminary and will begin the ThD program in the theology department at Harvard Divinity School next fall. Moreover, in my free time I can be found on an uninhabited river with a fly rod in hand. What you will find in my contributions here are mainly thoughts that relate to issues in systematic theology, scriptural interpretation, and not to be separated from either, cultural engagement. They have the church in mind and are, as all human theology is, a work in progress that seeks to witness to and do justice to God’s revelation. With that in mind, your comments and engagement with them are deeply appreciated. Enjoy.
Matt Warren - I'm studying systematic theology in the ThM program at Princeton Theological Seminary. I get to preach at The Well in Feasterville, PA. And I love my wife.
N.B. It should go without saying, but I'll say it anyway - any view expressed in posts on this blog are only necessarily the view of the author at that particular point in time (that's the great things about blogs), and should not be interpreted as anything more.