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’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 has led me to focus on the areas of church and state relations, religious liberty, and human rights. At present, I am privileged to put these interests to work in my local congregation‘s religious liberty ministry, and I hope to put my skills to work in other institutions when my degree is complete.
I am a lifelong, third-generation Seventh-day Adventist. We are a worldwide, Protestant denomination committed to the Reformation foundations of Scripture, Grace, Faith, Christ, and the Glory of God. Since its founding in the nineteenth century, our church has established a gospel-based commitment to principles of social justice and religious freedom. Thus, it is no coincidence that I wound up studying the things I study.
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.