Education and Prospectives
Upon leaving the den of postmodernism which is UT, I plan on becoming a seminarian (hopefully at St. Vladimir's, God willing). Hopefully I will find time in between my studies to marry Gabriela (a.k.a. Jessica), who is a sysop for Orthodox Wiki.
I have a fondness for liturgical theology, which would explain my beef with current innovations in Western liturgics (particularly the Novus Ordo Missae). I am also keenly interested in patristics, angelology, pre-schismatic Anglo-Saxon and French saints, and ecclesiastical history as well as Byzantine history in general are passions of mine. Aside from trudging through Latin and Greek (often with much pain on my person), I have a sick fascination with cultology, and from that stems my interest in apologetics (specifically responding to Islam, Mormonism, Scientology, and the Baha'i Faith from a Christian perspective).
I'm a nerd and cajun at heart, finding delight in spicy foods and jazz. My parents' families have unique histories which are closely tied to the Texas Gulf Coast and Southern Louisiana. Beyond my pious interests, I am a trekkie, and I have a habit of rubbing it off on Gabriela (she is learning to tell the difference between a Cardassian and a Klingon). Much to the chagrin of my long-suffering fiancée I also have a profound interest in the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Slowly and surely Gabriela is starting to take my Hobbit-loving and ramblings about wizards in grey hats with humor and understanding.