The Rev. Canon 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. He is writing his doctoral dissertation in theology and ethics at Duke University with Stanley Hauerwas, focusing on democracy and authority in the work of the Catholic philosopher Yves Simon. His MDiv is from Duke (2010, summa cum laude), and he has an AB in government from Harvard (2006). He is a 2014 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow, a contributor to The Living Church, First Things, Christianity Today, and The Christian Century, and has recently taught courses in theology and ethics at Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) and Saint Louis University. The Hyldens have one son, Charles, 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.”
Among the greatest gifts of my upbringing in a little prairie Lutheran church was all of the Bible memory verses. My wife had a similar upbringing, and my memory for verses is not what hers is, but nevertheless... Read More...