Preston Jones

Preston Jones grew up in San Bernardino, California, and served in the Navy from 1986 to 1990. He worked at psychiatric facilities in California while he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and went to Canada on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1995. He completed a Ph.D. in history at the University of Ottawa in 1999. He taught at the California State University, Sonoma, from 1997 through the summer of 2000 and at The Cambridge School of Dallas through the spring of 2003. He now teaches history and Latin at John Brown University. Since 1996 he has published over 200 articles in numerous academic and general publications, including the Journal of Church and State, the Catholic Historical Review, Books & Culture, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, the National Post (Canada), Touchstone and, of course, Critique. He reads the Bible in French, Welsh, and Latin, and he runs one or two marathons a year. He's married to Anne, and they have two children, Eleri and Elliott.

Discernment Exercise: The Value of Ritual

Discernment / Exercises

It’s a common belief among Christians that piety for show is impiety. Jesus railed against hypocrisy, as did Paul (Galatians 2:11). Hypocritical Christians “love…

Taking Doubt Seriously

Faith / Spirituality

For a long time now I’ve wondered why so many people rise early each Sunday morning to trek to churches where they will be…

The Process of Conversion

Faith / Spirituality

The First Stage: Energy I always say that I became a Christian on September 13, 1981, at the end of my first week as…

A Merer Christianity

Pluralistic World / Scripture

For a long time I found it perplexing that some of the most politically chaotic regions of the world are also places either where…