I'm a budding Reformed Dogmatician who grew up in Sacramento, CA. I attend Wheaton College where I am pursuing a double major in Theology and Philosophy. Though I'm currently a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, my theological vision strives to be ecumenical in scope, engaging in dialogue with many traditions, all within the context of the unity we possess by being members of Christ's body. My interests are many. I became interested in theology through asking questions about how my faith related to politics. Those issues of political theology sent me down the rabbit hole, so to speak. I uncovered a vast mushroom of interconnected theological questions. Over time, a few different areas of interest have moved to the forefront. One of these is Hermeneutics. I find myself astounded at the intricacy of how our doctrinal commitments and community practice shape how we read and ask questions of the text of Scripture. I was taught in a tradition that highly valued Biblical Theology (in the vein of Geerhardus Vos), and this allowed the beauty of Scripture to pop for me. The motifs, images, and reprisals in Scripture helped me see the deep interlocking unity of Scripture. This unity not a wooden or contrived unity, but rather a symphonic unity which was guided by the master Conductor Himself. This interest in hermeneutics is reciprocally fed by my interest in dogmatics. I love the Trinity, Christology, ecclesiology, and especially eschatology. I'm committed to a faithful and biblical exposition of the various dogmatic loci, all while being in conversation with modern theological and philosophical scholarship. It's eye opening to be a part of dogmatic discussions as well as hermeneutical questions, because their intimate relationship grows more and more obvious. We need both a norming theological force on the questions we ask of the text, but also to be attentive to how the text provides a norming force which checks our dogmatic projects. Though I am a dogmatician at heart, I am utterly fascinated by the intersection of the two disciplines of hermeneutics and dogmatics. This then, logically, leads to questions of lived practice in light of these truths. How does the text of Scripture confront us? How do we live in light of that confrontation? How do our theological, philosophical, and communal commitments hurt or help us in understanding the text? How do we practice the Christian life in faithful community? These are the questions that flow from a rigorous dogmatics that listens closely to Scripture. My hopes are to continue on to graduate study and to teach at a university someday.