My name is Lucas Mix, and I am an Episcopal priest, author, and martial artist currently working as the chaplain at the University of Arizona (ua-canterbury.org). In my life, I’ve done a little of everything; I’ve been a preacher, a pastor, a scientist, a technician, a teacher, and an athlete. This blog is an attempt to bring all of that together into some meaningful whole.
For context, I have a doctorate in evolutionary biology from Harvard and a masters in divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. My first book, Life in Space: Astrobiology for Everyone came out in
March 2009 and talks about what we know from science about the history of life in the universe. It also deals with some the philosophical foundations and implications of astrobiology. I’m also an instructor at Enso Center for International Arts (www.enso-center.org) a non-profit arts organization that specializes in martial, fine, and healing arts. I have a deep love of Hapkido (the Korean art of balance taking), which I teach through the UA rec program.
My current projects include Monday’s Christian, a blog about post-modern Christianity, and a book on science and religion. Thank you for visiting and may all the blessings of joy, peace, and purpose find you.
PS. Traditionally, an ecclesiastical peculiar was a church outside the normal diocesan structure. An academic peculiar belonged to the university rather than the diocese. A royal peculiar belonged to the king. While my own post is quite ordinary (belonging to the diocese of Arizona), I do try to straddle the divide between academia and religion, between faith and science – and I’ve always liked the phrase.