About Robin Phillips

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

I live in the Pacific Northwest with my family. I love reading novels, playing the piano, 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 over wine and cheese.

My professional life is comparatively less interesting. I have a Master’s in Historical Theology from King’s College London, where I studied about the implicit Gnosticism in the theology of Jonathan Edwards. I am currently working to complete a Masters’ in Library Science through the University of Oklahoma, with an emphasis on teaching information literacy and research skills to high school students and college freshmen. I lived in England for ten years, where I worked as a political journalist. Since moving back to America, the home of my birth, I have worked as a freelance writer and researcher for a variety of clients, including working as a consultant in the behavioral health industry, where I spent five years helping would-be psychologists pass their licensing exams. Academic positions have included leading tutorials on 19th century history at King’s College London, and developing curriculum for the Master’s programs of various universities throughout the United States. I have taught thousands of k-12 teachers throughout America how to integrate mindfulness protocols into their classrooms, as well as instructing them on using mindfulness to mitigate the impact of burnout. I am currently working as a freelance writer, editor, and researcher for a variety of clients, both academic and corporate. My most rewarding work has been in the field of classical education. I contribute to Salvo Magazine and Touchstone Magazine and occasionally work as a ghost-writer for celebrities (and no, that doesn’t mean I get to write scary stories). I am the author of Saints and Scoundrels (Canon Press, 2011), a book that profiled nineteen good guys and bad guys from King Herod to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. My second book How to Experience the Good Life…even when everything is going wrong is currently under publication with Ancient Faith and is scheduled to come out in summer 2020.