I teach philosophy, theology, religion, and ethics at Boston University in the United States. I direct Boston University's unique religion and science PhD program. I also work in the theology, comparative theology, and philosophy of religion programs within Boston University's graduate school, and a variety of graduate degree programs in Boston University's School of Theology. With Patrick McNamara, I founded the Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion, a research institute dedicated to the scientific study of religion.


With Chapin Garner I run the Liberal Evangelical Project. This project aims to empower Christians who see themselves as intentional moderates and to offer resources to Christian congregations who intend to be both Christ-centered and creatively inclusive. These Christians and congregations have both liberal and evangelical instincts, they find polarized political and religious debates alienating, and they are inspired by Jesus' example of radical inclusiveness and by his preaching of a love that transcends ideological and theological divisions. Resources are collected at, including news articles and Dr. Brandon Daniel-Hughes' perceptive and eccentric Le Blog.


I live with my family in the Boston area, having emigrated from Australia. I am fond of cricket, Vegemite, and Australian Rules Football.


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