Introduction Are Christianity and science at war? This was a major concern for me when I came to faith in Christ 22 years ago in the middle of my career as a biology professor at Iowa State University. Although it did not prevent me from coming to faith in Christ, it continued to trouble me […]
One month ago yesterday I walked the stage to pick up a diploma in Religious Studies at a secular institution. And I’m a stronger Christian than ever. In the Religious Studies department at the University of Montana I learned how to study history with careful eyes, how to debate subtle philosophy with gentleness and confidence, […]
Probably. Last week, I addressed the question of whether graduate school was a path to certain doom. In the comments of that post, John questioned my use of statistics to show that people with Ph.D.s had relatively good job prospects in this economy. He shared a personal experience with trying to find a tenure-track faculty […]
What do you consider the characteristics of the righteous, particularly in the area of vocation? How do you envision, glimpse, even embody righteousness on campus?
I’ve found the reflections of the Eastern Orthodox scholar and First Things contributor a timely Lenten follow-up not only to “After Shock: Searching for Honest Faith When Your World Is Shaken” (Kent Annan. IVP. 2011), but also an extended discussion of “How Could A Good God Allow Suffering” (Chapter 2 of Tim Keller’s “The Reason for God: Belief in An Age of Skepticism.” Dutton/Penguin. 2008).