Category: Education

11 People Who Shaped Me

These eleven people never knew me, but shaped me in irreversible ways (see if you can name any of them).


A Visual Guide for Graduate Students

The illustrated guide to a Ph.D… was originally created by Matt Might and can be found here.   Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge:

Dan Savage’s Bible-Speech is Wrong, and Kind of Right.

A short video of several highshcool journalists walking out of a lecture by Dan Savage is going viral and it’s eliciting intense responses; I believe Savage’s main point is correct, but his approach and the presmises which lead… Read More

Vulnerability and the Ritz Cracker People

I only wanted one thing in first grade.  Our teacher would play a memory game with the class where she walked around the room, touching several objects; desk, chair, light switch, aquarium, blackboard.  She would finish her circuit… Read More

Ripping the Rug Out: How I’ve Come To Understand the Bible and the Atom

Sixth grade was bulky desks, black tops, and best friends, cool teachers, commanding yard duties, and cheeky principals.  Sixth grade was the year we figured out homework actually sucked and parents weren’t cool.  Our ideas about reality began… Read More

UnEducated UnBelievers

I don’t know how to put this tactfully, so I’m just going to say it.  At its most innocuous my Christian undergrad perpetuated a highly critical spirit of non-Christian scholarship among students and distastefully discounted “outsiders” (possibly even… Read More

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Theological Glass Ceiling

One month before college graduation I realized that my theological training had been futile.  I confided in one of my professors, telling him that I didn’t see what there was left to do in the field; all of… Read More