This blog was started in June of 2011 as something of a commonplace book. Its contents generally take the shape of reflections revolving round the central plot of the Scriptures: the triune God’s loving act of creating a glory-bearing humanity from the dust of the ground (glory from dust), and his loving act in Christ of redeeming for himself a moribund humanity which had given up glory for the poison-pottage of sin and death (glory from dust redux).
As for the blogger: I am a Christian with Reformed impulses, a Southern California native, an alum of Amherst College, and a member of CrossWay Community Church. Presently, I live on the North Shore of Chicago and spend the lion’s share of my time as an MDiv student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, training to be a faithful steward of the mysteries of God and a Christ-like shepherd of the people of God.
On the side I work as a researcher, inflict bad puns on good friends, read old books and occasionally some new ones, practice whimsy, exercise laughter, and in general expertly perform the role of foolish human foil to our holy, all-wise God.
May He be pleased to make use of this blog — and, more critically, this blogger — in any way He sees fit.