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, though it takes longer to describe. 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 completing 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 the United States, the home of my birth, I have worked as a freelance writer and researcher for a variety of clients, including being a consultant in the behavioral health industry, where I spent five years helping would-be psychologists pass their licensing exams. I have been invited to be a guest speaker on radio and television in addition to being asked to attend a special policy meeting at The House of Lords on bioethics. I have also been invited to give presentations at academic and popular conferences throughout the world, including conferences sponsored by the University of Winchester, the American Society of Church History, the Society for the Study of Theology, and the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology and Religion. My radio broadcasts, articles, and live television appearances have been featured in over 60 media outlets, including Ancient Faith Radio, Fox News, ABC News, Sky News, KOTA News, North Dakota Magazine, Channel 12 News, NBC News, US and Canada Report, WTVM News, the North American Report, KSLA News, the Daily Broadcaster, the South Dakota Chronicle, the East Coast Sentinel, The Western Tribune and the Massachusetts Chronicle. I occasionally take temporary academic positions, and these have included leading tutorials on 19th century history at King’s College London, teaching thousands of k-12 teachers throughout America how to integrate mindfulness protocols into their classrooms, and developing curriculum for the Master’s programs of Argosy University, Antioch University, Benedictine University, Valparaiso University, Central Michigan University, and Seattle Pacific University.
My most rewarding work has been in the field of classical education (for links to some of my publications on classical education, click here). I am a contributing editor for 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 (for a sneak preview, click here).