He is currently finishing his first monograph, ‘Divine readings’ in Carolingian Europe: Charlemagne, reform, and the homiliary of Paul the Deacon. It focuses on the early history and manuscripts of an anthology of patristic homilies and sermons, commissioned and authorized by Charlemagne for use in the Daily Office. It became one of the most widely-used books in the Middle Ages.
He and his wife, Melissa, are natives of Peoria, Illinois, that most normal of American towns. They made their way to Anglicanism via a long pilgrimage through various Christian denominations, a process that gave them a healthy regard for ecumenism, a love for good liturgy, and a significant appetite for theological discussion. They are, as well, studied practitioners of the culinary arts.