Published Writing

“The Contentious Literary Family That Explains Global Anglicanism.” Review of The Future of Orthodox Anglicanism, edited by Gerald R. McDermott. Christianity Today (November 1, 2021),

“Best of Dallas 2019: Best Hangout for an Aesthete: Lobby of the Joule Hotel, Best Continuing Education for Adults: Dallas Institute of Humanities & Culture, Best Coffee Shop: Merit Coffee, Best Breakfast Pastries: Village Baking Co., Best Cupcake: Bird Bakery, Best Special Event Dinner: Town Hearth, Best Dry Cleaner: Dee & Hatties Specialty Cleaners, Best Grocery Store: Central Market, Best Place to Buy the Perfect Bottle of Booze: Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, Best Hangout for a $30k Millionaire: Royal Blue Grocery,” Dallas Observer (September 2019).

How Devotional Poetry Unlocks the Bible’s Surprises.” Review of Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse: 39 Contemporary Poets on the Characters of the Bible, edited by D. S. Martin. Christianity Today (August 12, 2019),

What Humans Have that Machines Don’t.” Review of Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons, by Rowan Williams. Christianity Today (January 16, 2019),

Shines in the darkness.” Review of He Held Radical Light: The Art of Faith, the Faith of Art, by Christian Wiman. The New Criterion 37, no. 5 (January 2019): 72-74.

Easter Wings.” Christianity Today (April 2013): 32-33.

A Better Conversation about Homosexuality,” Christianity Today (July 30, 2012),

Review of Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism, edited by Robert L. Plummer. Books & Culture (June 2012),

Generic Evangelicalism,” Books & Culture (February 2012),

Review of From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism, by D. G. Hart. Books & Culture (November 2011),

The Body Beautiful.” Review of The Greek Body, by Ian Jenkins and Victoria Turner. Books & Culture (September/October 2011): 14.

“Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God,” First Things (March 22, 2011),

Review of Why Jazz?: A Concise Guide, by Kevin Whitehead. Books & Culture (February 2011),

“Reading Obama,” First Things (January 27, 2011),

Dante in Love.” Review of La Vita Nuova, translated by David R. Slavitt. The Weekly Standard (December 27, 2010): 33-35.

Review of Science, Creation and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins, by Richard Carlson and Tremper Longman. Books & Culture (December 2010),

Christ Is Enough.” Review of Good News for Anxious Christians: 10 Practical Things You Don’t Have to Do, by Phillip Cary. Christianity Today (December 2010): 67.

“Notable Books of 2010,” First Things (December 21, 2010),

Review of Evolution as a Religion: Strange Hopes and Stranger Fears, by Mary Midgley. Books & Culture (October 2010),

Tragic Humanism.” Review of On Evil, by Terry Eagleton. Christianity Today (September 2010): 79-81.

Review of Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, by Martha C. Nussbaum. Books & Culture (August 2010),

Without End.” Review of A Very Brief History of Eternity, by Carlos Eire, and After Lives: A Guide to Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory, by John Casey. Books & Culture (July/August 2010): 20-12.

Prepped for Success.” Review of The Best of the Best: Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School, by Rubén A. Gaztambide-Fernández. The Weekly Standard (June 7, 2010): 30-32.

Faithful Presence.” Interview on To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, by James Davison Hunter. Christianity Today (May 2010): 32-36.

Hiatus of Unbelief.” Review of Believing Again: Faith and Doubt in a Secular Age, by Roger Lundin. IMAGE (Winter 2009-10, No. 64): 114-118.

Review of Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church, by Merold Westphal. Christian Scholar’s Review (Winter 2010, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2): 243-246.

The Christian Revolution.” Review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies, by David Bentley Hart. The City (Winter 2009, Vol. II, Issue 3): 107-113.

Boys ‘n’ the Hood.” Review of Men to Boys: The Making of Modern Immaturity, by Gary Cross. The Weekly Standard (September 7, 2009): 30-32.

Remains of the Day.” Review of The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited, by John Carroll. The Weekly Standard (June 1, 2009): 36-38.

Review of Providence Lost, by Genevieve Lloyd. Christian Scholar’s Review (Summer 2009, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4): 471-475.

Review of Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11, by Andrew R. Murphy. The Christianity Century (May 19, 2009): 38-39.

Review of GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn, by Carl Raschke. Books & Culture (April 2009),

Review of The Peculiar Life of Sundays, by Stephen Miller. The Atlantic (April 2009): 97.

The Sacred Weekend.” Review of The Peculiar Life of Sundays, by Stephen Miller. The Weekly Standard (February 9, 2009): 38-39.

Review of Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life, by Alan Jacobs. Modern Reformation (January/February 2009): 37-38.

“What Would Nietzsche Do?: Principled Abstention from Voting.” The Other Journal, Issue 13 (December 23, 2008),

Review of Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire, by William T. Cavanaugh. First Things (October 2008): 57.

Paglia’s Criticism Pure Poetry.” Review of Break, Blow, Burn, by Camille Paglia. Rocky Mountain News (April 15, 2005): 28D.