Brandon Pierce is the preaching minister at the College St. Church of Christ in Junction, Texas. He earned his B.A. in Biblical Text (2008) and M.A. in Theology (2012) from Abilene Christian University. He has taught courses in philosophy and religious studies as an adjunct at Austin Graduate School of Theology. His personal scholarly interests and presented papers range from Kierkegaard's spirituality to asceticism and Eastern Orthodox theology. At present he is interested in methods of integrating academic scholarship and pastoral practice.