About Robin Phillips


Hi Everyone! Here is where I get to tell you a bit about myself, the man behind the blog.

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my wife, Esther, and my three children, Matthew, Timothy and Susanna. I love reading novels, going on long hikes, listening to classical music, experimenting with essential oils, playing board games, watching and discussing movies, and reading poetry out loud with friends (currently I am going through a Longfellow stage).

My professional life is comparatively less interesting, but here goes. I am the author of Saints and Scoundrels (Canon Press, 2011), I hold a Ph.M. in historical theology from King’s College London and I am currently working on a Masters’ in Library Science through the University of Oklahoma, with the aim of eventually becoming an academic librarian. I have worked as a contributor for a variety of different publications, and a freelance writer and research for both academic and corporate clients. I have also done some work as a ghost-writer (and no, that doesn’t mean I write scary stories). Academic positions have included leading tutorials on 19th century history at King’s College London, and working on curriculum development for the Masters programs of Argosy University, Antioch University, Benedictine University, Valparaiso University and Central Michigan University. Currently. I am currently trying to finish my second book titled How to Experience the Good Life…even when everything is going wrong.