I came to medieval spirituality through my graduate studies. Desperately searching for a dissertation topic, I happened upon an obscure fifteenth-century manuscript with a beautiful map of the world. The rest, as they say, is history.
I wrote my dissertation about the manuscript and its map. And as I delved deeper into medieval art and history, I discovered that this time period spoke to me as a Christian even more than as a scholar.
After graduating, I began writing about medieval art, history, and spirituality from a faith-based perspective. In the Christian past, there is wisdom for our age. There is truth, imagination, and beauty. There are traditions and disciplines that help us in our spiritual journey. Walk the medieval world with me, and let’s learn to walk our world with God.
Education and Awards
- PhD in medieval art history, University of Chicago
- Fulbright Scholar to Belgium
- Award of Excellence, Associated Church Press, “Stigm(at)a: Facing the Mirror of the Wounds of Christ”
- Featured on Freshly Pressed by WordPress for “By the Garden Gate: A Journey with Robert Campin”