I am a father of two wonderful children, a Ph.D. student, and a former Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed tradition who converted to the Orthodox Church.
This blog is intended as an outlet of my thoughts on theology (biblical, systematic, historical, philosophical, or any otherwise worthwhile theology), philosophy, and history (particularly Church history).
After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy from Biola University, and an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California, I am now writing my dissertation for the Philosophy of Religion and Theology department at Claremont Graduate University. I am a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in San Francisco and I also work at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
The title of the blog refers to St. Gregory of Nyssa’s teaching (particularly in his Life of Moses) on theological ascent. “Moses entered the darkness and then saw God in it.” When “John the sublime, who penetrated into the luminous darkness, says, ‘No one has ever seen God’ (John 1:18), [he is] asserting that knowledge of the divine essence is unattainable not only by human beings but also by every intelligent creature . . . when Moses grew in knowledge, he declared that he had seen God in darkness, that is, that he had then come to know that what is divine is beyond all knowledge and comprehension.”