Brian Volck is a pediatrician living in Cincinnati, who has studiously avoided formal training in theology while reading as much theology as he can get his hands on. His medical interests include international adoption, international medicine and cross-cultural medicine. He lived and worked on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and regularly travels with medical teams to Central America. He teaches an elective on literature and medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his essays, narrative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in such publications as DoubleTake, America, and St. Anthony Messenger. He co-authored Reclaiming the Body: Christians and the Faithful Use of Modern Medicine (Brazos Press, 2006) and is a recent graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA program in Creative Writing. He is a member of the Ekklesia Project Board. He and his family worship at Bellarmine Chapel Roman Catholic Parish. He coordinates and frequently writes for bLOGOS.