Matthew is a Ph.D. student in political science. He received his B.A. in Politics, Economics, and Philosophy from Berea College, and has worked and written for a number of magazines and popular publications. Matt’s research examines the historical and theological dimensions of religious toleration, articulating a schema for the practice of toleration among those with deeply held yet incommensurable beliefs. Beyond political theory, Matthew devotes time to his family, faith, hiking, music, and training as a competitive powerlifter.