He is a Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. Previously he worked at Marquette University, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, St. Joseph’s University and Duke Divinity School. He received his Ph.D. from Duke University, and is an ordained United Methodist Minister who served churches in Honduras and North Carolina. He works at the intersection between theology and ethics and has published over fifty essays and fourteen books on theology and ethics including Divine Economy: Theology and the Market (2000), The Goodness of God: Theology, Church and Social Order (2001), John Wesley’s Moral Theology: The Quest for God and Goodness (2005), Calculated Futures (2007), Christian Ethics: Very Short Introduction (2010), Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation (2014) and The Perfectly Simple Triune God: Aquinas and His Legacy (2016).