Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., is a Franciscan friar of Holy Name Province (New York), a columnist for America, and the author of several books, including The Last Words of Jesus, Dating God, and Francis of Assisi and the Future of Faith. He is the author of many scholarly and popular articles and a frequent lecturer and retreat director around the United States, Canada, and Europe. Horan received a 2011 Catholic Press Association first-place award for his writing on spirituality. Horan studied at St. Bonaventure University where he earned a bachelor degree in theology and journalism. He entered the Order of Friars Minor in 2005, made his first profession of vows in 2007, and was ordained a priest in 2012. During his studies as a friar, Horan earned a master's degree in systematic theology in 2010 and a master of divinity in 2012, both from the Washington Theological Union. He is currently completing a doctorate in systematic theology at Boston College. Horan taught in the department of religious studies at Siena College (2010-2011) and was a visiting professor in the department of theology at St. Bonaventure University (2012). He serves on the board of directors of the International Thomas Merton Society. Horan is a regular contributor to Give Us This Day and The Huffington Post. He is also the Catholic chaplain at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Follow him online at danhoran.com.