James F. (Jim) Alexander authored I Am Sophia, a theologically significant work of future fiction. He is now writing a nonfiction book in the field of applied systematic theology which draws on an ontology (a language of being and becoming) that transcends conventional Western models.
Jim leads the Theological Expeditions seminar at historic Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown San Jose, California, where he is Theologian-in-Residence and an occasional lay preacher. He periodically posts sermons and reflections on theology, spirituality, and society to his blog. He is also a licensed attorney with government, corporate, and nonprofit experience.
He earned a bachelor of arts degree at Austin College, a master of arts degree at Tufts University's Fletcher School, and a juris doctorate at Stanford University. Jim also was a fellow at the Graduate Theological Union-affiliated Newbigin House of Studies, a Fulbright fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, and a visiting student at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg and Harvard Divinity School. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion.
The son of a disabled veteran and a social worker, Jim grew up in the Texas Panhandle. The farm girl he married is now an accomplished Silicon Valley trial lawyer, and they have an 18-year-old son. Jim cycles with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, recently finishing his first single-day, 100-mile bike ride.