The Rev. Dr. Jordan Hillebert was born and raised in the States, completed a PhD in Scotland (University of St. Andrews), and is Tutor in Residence and Tutor of Theology at St. Padarn’s Institute (Cardiff, Wales), where he oversees the training and formation of candidates for ministry in the Church in Wales. He lectures and supervises postgraduate students in theology and ethics at Cardiff University, and his research interests lie broadly in the areas of systematic theology and modern Christian thought. He is the editor and a contributing author to the T&T Clark Companion to Henri de Lubac, and his next book, Being in Mystery: Henri de Lubac and the Drama of Human Existence, is forthcoming with University of Notre Dame Press.
Jordan lives in Cardiff with his wife, Krisi, his daughter, Keira, and their ill-behaved beagle. He is acclimating well to British pubs but still mourns the loss of Southern cuisine.
Rather than acting as a signpost to the strange new world of Scripture, the sermon all-too-often obstructs our view of the Bible’s terrain. We have lost sight of the strange; our pews remain fixed in the familiar.