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.
Yes, there are important disagreements and issues at stake. Yes, there’s enough blame to go around. But let’s not compare each other to terrorists and schoolchildren-murderers. Let’s at least start there.