Middle School English
As a former student of the Great Books program at St. John’s College and a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, Christian attempts to live a quiet, reflective, and simple life in Santa Fe. Unfortunately, he’s not very good at it. It’s not his fault he comes from an adventurous gypsy Ohioan clan. From his early years, exploration has been the essential philosophy guiding him, from his solo travels across Europe as a teen to his recent guest lectures and sermons in churches and schools across the nation. He has worked for Search and Rescue in the Rocky Mountains, built orphanages in the Dominican Republic and in Central America, taught sailing in Upper Peninsula Michigan, pulled rickshaws in Southern Florida, hiked the Appalachian Trail, wrangled his fair share of rattlesnakes, and last year he taught Ethics and Philosophy at Brown Mackie College here in Albuquerque. Yet, these days, while he’s not teaching or grading papers, you’ll probably find Christian staring at the blank screen in some coffee house in town as he continues his work as a writer and award-winning filmmaker.
Though he has spent much of his life in academia, it is this adventurous spirit and joie de vivre that he hopes to impart to his students– knowing that education stems from being a useful and playful part of this living world, and not simply from inhaling the settled dust of ivory towers.
Writing and Philosophy
M.A. in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary
B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College