Jordan Hylden is a doctoral candidate in theology and ethics at Duke Divinity School and a candidate for holy orders in the diocese of North Dakota. 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 the nature/grace distinction in political theology.
He is a former junior fellow at First Things and a 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 curate at St. Michael and St. George’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Missouri, where he and Emily now live with their German shepherd, Benedict.