Bart was homeschooled from first grade on through high school. He is an ordained presbyter in the Reformed Episcopal Church (a subjurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America) and serves as the rector of St. Jude’s Anglican Church. As such, he is a catechist—a teacher of the Christian faith. Ever since college, he has been writing in some form or fashion, getting published in various magazines, journals, blogs, and other websites. For over four years, he served as the managing editor of the evangelical channel at Patheos.com, and he tries to bring his experience as a writer and pastor to bear in the classroom.
“In the beginning was the Word.” In God, we find that goodness, truth, and beauty are eternal. They have always been, and they are found throughout the Lord’s creation, despite the disastrous effects of sin. It can be in God’s gift of story and of words (spoken and written) that we can encounter the light of God’s glory and love, even as these are brought into stark contrast by the darkness of evil as found in the fallen world. God is the Author, the Protagonist, and the primary Audience of the greatest story being told. Studying literature, as well as mastering the art of the written word, is one of the greatest ways to come to terms with these ultimate realities, all while finding delight in the imagination redeemed by God’s grace."