The Rev. Canon Dr. Jordan Hylden is canon theologian for the diocese of Dallas and, with his wife, Emily, co-vicar of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Dallas. He serves as contributing editor for The Living Church. His Th.D. in theology and ethics is from Duke, where he wrote a dissertation on democracy and authority in the work of the Catholic philosopher Yves Simon. His M.Div. is also from Duke (2010, summa cum laude), and he has an A.B. in government from Harvard (2006). He is a 2014 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow, and a contributor to The Living Church, First Things, Christianity Today, and The Christian Century. He has taught courses in theology and ethics at Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) and Saint Louis University, and is Dean of the Stanton Center for Ministry in the diocese of Dallas. The Hyldens have two boys, Charles and Donny, and they live in Dallas.
Here's the kind of fellow that we’ve lost in the Episcopal Church: a politically moderate swing-state governor who reads his Bible cover to cover, thinks deeply about it, and tries to put it into practice.
Our Anglican Communion recently decided at its Primates’ Meeting to “walk together." This will be a difficult path: if we are to have any kind of common life worthy of the name, we have to have the “serious conversations.”