My name is Roger Prather. I’m mostly normal. I’m a husband, a father, and a Christian. I’ve had the same, mostly boring job for over ten years. I’m a nerd. I read a lot of books. I like Star Wars and Star Trek, and I refuse to pick a favorite between them. I can sing almost all of the Les Miserables score in English. I have an ongoing obsession with all things related to the Beatles, who are without question the greatest rock’n’roll band of all time. Of. All. Time.
I’m also a scholar. I hold a master’s degree in Christian apologetics, and I am a PhD candidate in the field of public policy. My research interests are eclectic and diverse, but are focused on understanding and describing the relationships between religious belief and political decision making.
Because I have a family, a full-time job, church responsibilities, and lots of academic work, I do not write here as often as I’d like. However, this website is intended to be a place where I can share some of my research, apply my studies to current issues, and most importantly, to uphold my commitment to share the gospel. You can learn a bit more about me by reading my introductory blog post.