Jesse James DeConto is a writer and musician. He has degrees in philosophy from Cedarville College, journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill, and Christian studies from Duke Divinity School. He spent eleven years with newspapers in Ohio, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. He is a contributing editor at Prism magazine, writes regularly in The Christian Century, and performs with his indie pop band The Pinkerton Raid. He lives in Durham with his wife and two daughters.