pur·sue : to follow and try to catch (someone or something) for a long distance or time.
ve·ri·tas (Latin) : truth.
Pursuing Veritas is maintained by Jacob J. Prahlow. In June of 2012, Jacob married Hayley (who is way smarter and cooler than her husband) and they’ve since been joined by Bree and Judah. The Prahlow’s currently live in Saint Louis, Missouri with their collection of pets, which currently includes dogs, a cat, hermit crabs, ducks, and a goose.
Jacob serves as Pastor of Connections and Church Planting at Rooftop Church and will be serving as Lead Pastor at Arise Church beginning in Fall 2020. He is also Founder and Editor at Conciliar Post. Jacob holds a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from St. Louis University (2018), a Master of Arts from Wake Forest University (2014), a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University (2012), and certificates from the Oxford Study Centre and Summit Semester.
Jacob was raised and confirmed in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and has spent several years working in ministry. From 2010 to 2014, he maintained Thoughts on Life, Faith, and Worldviews from 2010-2014.
Pursuing Veritas is a website dedicated to reflecting upon theological, historical, and cultural topics from the perspective of a follower of Jesus Christ.
The reflections offered on this site do not pretend to always be correct or to encapsulate the fullness of truth. Rather, this is an outlet for critical thinking and contextual reflection as a means to pursue the Truth, most fully revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ. While truth may be contextual, difficult to find, and contested, the operating assumption of this website is that truths accessible to those who seek them. This is in tension with those who claim to have the totality of truth, who suggest that truth may only be discovered scientifically, or those who argue that universal truths do not exist.
Building upon the foundations of the historical Christian Church, handed down through the scriptures, Apostles and Nicene creeds, and people of God, the operating worldview of this blog affirms that God calls those who follow Him to actively Love Him and those in the world; to be constantly Learning about faith (theology), history, and culture; and to Live a life of sacrifice, love of others, and just commitment to a historically and contextually informed understanding of the truth.