Jordan Hylden is a doctoral candidate in theology and ethics at Duke Divinity School and a priest in the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Although he grew up on a Dakota farm far away from the Duke-Carolina basketball rivalry, he has since been sucked in and now spends too much time poring over Duke statistics. While not watching Duke basketball, he spends most of his time in the library, in hopes that this will eventually produce a dissertation on Yves R. Simon and the nature/grace distinction in political theology.
He is a former junior fellow at First Things and a board member of the Living Church Foundation, and his articles have appeared in First Things, Christianity Today, The Living Church, The Christian Century, and other publications. Jordan received his A.B. in government from Harvard in 2006, and his M.Div. from Duke in 2010.
His wife, Emily, is Canon for Young Adults at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC, and Jordan serves as Curate and Assistant for Christian Formation at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, also in Columbia. They live in Columbia with their German shepherd, Ben.