Season 3 of the podcast comes to a close with Steve Okey’s conversation with Greg Hillis of Bellarmine University! They met up at this past summer’s CTSA annual conference to talk about how a year at Bible college led to a career teaching theology, the gifts and challenges of inter-church marriages, and his interest in and connection to Thomas Merton and the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky. Greg also talks about his Thomas Merton-inspired tattoo and makes his case for Saint José Bautista.
Dr. Gregory Hillis is an Associate Professor of Theology at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. He has BA degrees from Rocky Mountain College, and he earned his MA and PhD from McMaster University. He has done research on Patristic theology, particularly Cyril of Alexandria, but more recently has focused on the life and work of Thomas Merton. He has published in Studia Patristica, America Magazine, and First Things He also writes the blog My Unquiet Heart, and has previously written for Daily Theology.
Special thanks to the Catholic Theological Society of America for providing the opportunity for this episode to be recorded at its 2017 annual convention.