The Rev. Dr. Jordan Hylden is associate rector at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana, where he also serves as a chaplain at Ascension Episcopal School. Previously, he served as canon theologian and vocations director for the diocese of Dallas, as co-vicar at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Dallas, and as an associate editor for the Living Church Foundation. His Th.D. in theology and ethics is from Duke, where he wrote a dissertation on democracy and authority in the work of the Catholic philosopher Yves Simon. His M.Div. is also from Duke (2010, summa cum laude), and he has an A.B. in government from Harvard (2006). He is a 2014 Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow, and a contributor to The Living Church, First Things, Christianity Today, and The Christian Century. He has taught courses in theology and ethics at Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) and Saint Louis University, and as Dean of the Stanton Center for Ministry in the diocese of Dallas. Jordan and Emily Hylden have three boys, Charles, Donny, and Jacob, and they make their home in Lafayette.