A quick update. As many of you know, Ozark Christian College has generously offered me a sabbatical from this June to December. I have several personal and professional goals for the sabbatical, but I have two primary purposes. First, the sabbatical will allow me the time and space to finish my dissertation. My intent is … Continue reading sabbatical
Dear Cubs, I wish that things had ended differently this year. I really do. I wish it didn't have to end with the with the first base dugout emptying and Carl Crawford's team joyfully embracing in the center of Wrigley Field. No one likes dancing at a funeral, but I won't begrudge them - not … Continue reading thanks for the memories
This past Saturday night dozens of friends gathered together for a campfire, s'mores, whiffle ball, a lot of laughs, and a few tears. These are some of the most important people in the life of my family. To use the church-y cliche, these are people we have been "living life with" for years. We were … Continue reading beauty from pain
This post is going to be self-referential in a way that I swore to not indulge when I started this blog, but because this issue came up on a recent Every Thought Captive podcast and because I didn't answer the question very well I decided to write something up. Yes, from time to time, I have … Continue reading why talk to atheists on twitter?
Those who know my family know who difficult April 30 is - especially when it happens to fall on a Sunday like this year. This is the date in 1995 that we lost my sister in a car accident on her way to church. It is still painful all these years later, but to those … Continue reading hope 4.30