James F. (Jim) Alexander is the "theophilic scribbler" who authored I Am Sophia, a theologically engaged work of speculative fiction. Jim is now writing a nonfiction book in the field of applied constructive theology. He 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 other reflections to his blog. He is also a licensed attorney.
Jim 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. He 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.
Raised in the Texas panhandle, Jim is the son of a disabled veteran and a social worker. The farm girl he married is now an accomplished Silicon Valley trial lawyer, and they have a young adult son. This summer, Jim finished a one-day, 100-mile bike ride, raising funds for leukemia and lymphoma research.