About the Blog

In this blog I will principally be exploring connections between Christian existential theology, speculative realism and object-oriented ontology, and the integral ecology put forth in Pope Francis’s encyclical, Laudato Si’. However, I will occasionally also post about issues in politics, social theory, and ethics, since these are inextricably intertwined in my thinking.

The title for the blog is drawn from Paul’s letter to the Christ-believers in Rome:

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

—Romans 8:18-21

In this letter, Paul gives poetic expression to the notion that all of reality—not just the human element—has suffered as a result of our rupture with God, the ground of the goodness of being. Moreover, he articulates the eschatological hope that all of creation waits upon the transformative experience, which Christians refer to as the return of Christ.

To get a better sense of what I’m interested in and will be exploring, please take a look at a couple of my early posts: