Who Am I?
My name is Joshua Steele, and, in a nutshell: I help busy Christians find purpose and meaning in life.
(If you’re a busy Christian who wants to live a more meaningful life, make sure to start here.)
Why Should You Trust Me?
I understand what you’re going through.
I’m a busy Christian who wants more meaning and purpose in life! I’m right there with you in the daily struggle to carve out time for meaningful Christian living – much less for purposeful reflection.
Although I’ve been a Christian for as long as I can remember, it wasn’t until college that I started learning about the Bible and theology in terms of the overarching Good Story of God. And it wasn’t until seminary that I started learning about productivity, time management, and how they could be of use in my Christian life.
Now that I’m a doctoral student in theology, I figured it’s about time to pass along some of what I’ve learned!
I’m actively involved in the Church.
From October 2016 until May 2017, I served as a Deacon at St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Mountain Brook, Alabama. Before that, from January 2014 until December 2016, I served as the Youth Minister at St. Peter’s.
I’m actively involved in the Academy.
I recently (December 2016) completed my M.Div. at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. In Fall 2017, I began the Ph.D. in Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. My doctoral supervisor is Marc Cortez, and my research interests include Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, their theological critique(s) of religion, and the theological interpretation of Scripture.
In short: I’m seeking to bridge the gap between the Church and the Academy as a pastor-theologian.
And, as much as possible, I’d like to bring resources from both the Church and the Academy to bear on your life! I want to help you follow Jesus by doing what he has called you to do!
What else should you know about me?
I’m married to the love of my life, and we’re expecting our first child in August 2018!
I have been married to the love of my life, Rachel, since August 2012. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner, who previously worked as a Registered Nurse.
I know I’m biased, but I think we make a great team in order to meet physical, emotional, and spiritual needs to the glory of God.
Also: We’re expecting our first child! Due date is August 2018!!!
Grace and Peace,
Joshua P. Steele