Hello again, I’m Niq . . .

(Yup, that’s me down there.)

The funky spelling is my dad’s fault, but it’s just pronounced like your favorite Christmas saint. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest which means I like doing stuff outside—alpine climbing, surfing, cycling, et cetera.

I studied religion in college (BA, Walla Walla University), before I went to grad school (MA, Grand Canyon Theological Seminary), and now I’m a postgrad studying the intersectionality between history, philosophy, science, and religion (MSc, University of Edinburgh). I’m interested in lots of things, including the modern creationist movement, world religions, religious pluralism, science and religion, the ancient Near East, and philosophy of Religion, all of which gravitate around the human perception of God. If you’re interested in my more academic work, you can find some of it here.

I wrote a book about God too, it’s called Only Love: How Everything Was, Is, and Will Be (Quoir, 2021). It basically advocates for a more open-minded view of God and, subsequently, a more inclusive view of each other.

I also like to have fun.

Don’t believe me? Here are some photos of me having fun.


So fun.

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