Jack Tyler holds Baccalaureates in Philosophy and English literature from John Brown University and recently graduated from the University of St. Andrews with a Master’s degree in Theology. Some of his writing can be found online in The North American Anglican and Shards of Light. His scholarship has ranged from mapping John Donne’s influence on David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest to arguing for Wittgensteinian analysis as an arbitrating aid in Jewish-Christian debates surrounding the Book of Jonah.
He lives in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and has previously resided along the coast of Fife, the Sierra Nacimiento mountains of New Mexico, and the Ozarks of Arkansas. Jack has earned a living by mowing golf courses, corralling cattle, demolishing buildings, framing houses, erecting structural steel, assembling truck parts, fitting pipes, mending fences, surveying timber, fighting wildfires, hauling drywall, packing freight, and driving forklifts. He is also a lay-preacher, discerning a call to ministry in the Anglican Church in North America. Jack hopes one day to be a classical educator and to keep either a very small farm or a very large garden.