A Shout-Out to Shout-Outs

One of the (very cool) benefits of working with top scholars is that you sometimes run across your name in print. Friends and peers have recently pointed out a couple such shout-outs, and I, in turn, wish to encourage you to check out these books, knowing first hand the excellence of their contents. First isContinue reading “A Shout-Out to Shout-Outs”

Discerning Witnesses

Discerning Witnesses: First and Second Century Textual Studies in Christian Authority, the M.A. thesis that I wrote while at Wake Forest University, has been uploaded to my Academia.edu page. If you’re interested in reading more about the use of sources of authority (written, oral, etc) by early Christians like Clement of Rome and Ignatius ofContinue reading “Discerning Witnesses”

Reading Across Traditions | Journal Article

I’m happy to announce the recent publication of my article “Reading Across Traditions: Comparing the Theological Anthropologies of Ramanuja and Augustine of Hippo” in the Journal of Comparative Theology 5, 1. As the editors of JCT write, The third article, “Reading Across Traditions: Comparing the Theological Anthropologies of Ramanuja and Augustine of Hippo”, by JacobContinue reading “Reading Across Traditions | Journal Article”

Christmas Letter 2014

Merry Christmas from Jake and Hayley Prahlow! We hope that this missive finds you warm, well-fed (though not overly so, of course), and celebrating the joy of the Savior’s birth this December. 2014 has been another year of tremendous change for our family. Throughout everything that has happened this year, we have been reminded ofContinue reading “Christmas Letter 2014”

The Importance of (Liberal) Education

This article originally appeared at Conciliar Post. Every year in America millions of dollars are spent on “education.”1 We have made K-12 schooling a priority, offered every child the chance at a high school diploma, and, more recently, emphasized the importance of a college degree. Yet despite this commitment of time, energy, and money notContinue reading “The Importance of (Liberal) Education”

Reflections Upon a Move

It’s that time of the year again: time for school to start again after a few glorious months of fun, relaxation, and vacation time. Or at least, that’s how it used to be. In recent years, summer has meant work, as in, “Time to make money so you don’t die during the school year.” InContinue reading “Reflections Upon a Move”

Reflections on an MA

“A man who has been many places is not likely to be deceived by the local errors of his native village: the scholar has lived in many times and is therefore in some degree immune from the great cataract of nonsense that pours from the press and the microphone of his own age.” –C.S. LewisContinue reading “Reflections on an MA”

On Launching a New Blog

This week marks two momentous occasions: first, the completion of my Master of Arts degree from Wake Forest University. And second, the launching of this new blog, Pursuing Veritas. Pursuing Veritas is a blog dedicated to reflecting upon theological, historical, and cultural topics from the perspective of a follower of Jesus Christ who lives inContinue reading “On Launching a New Blog”