What can be said about a guy who puts out a "tribute" album to a theologian that's been dead for over 1,600 years?
Well...he could be a social recluse. He could be a guy who refuses to lift a finger from the book he's reading long enough to place it on the pulse of contemporary culture. Or maybe he's one of those "edu-tainer" types who plays private-school parties dressed as a monk with a feltboard and some twisty ballons.
But none of those things can really be said of Blake.
Blake's methodology for ministry is more about engaging the culture with the gospel than retreating from it. And he's only dressed up as a monk once, but there aren't any pictures, so you can't prove anything.
Blake holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he is currently completing a Masters of Theology. The bulk of his academic work has been in church history, with a particular interest in early American Puritanism.
Blake has a wonderful wife and two rowdy sons. His passion is that the supreme joy of knowing Christ will be seen, heard, believed, felt and spread to all nations. And Blake has a deep appreciation for sound works in historical theology. Serving in various student ministry positions, Blake observed an unsuitable lack of interest in reading works of historical theology and church history in younger generations. Searching for a way to demonstrate the richness and relevance of reading those works, Blake was compelled to use his musical abilities to deliver the basic thought and experience of sound theologians...in this case St. Augustine of Hippo.