Anonymity

People are often identified with the most enduring of their works, for better and for worse. Shakespeare is treasured not because of his life or personhood but because of the body of literature he left behind. Vlad the Impaler is remembered amongst the legions of Balkans princes because his notorious cruelties gave rise to a … More Anonymity

A Plea to Professors: Please Don’t Ban Computers in Your Class

The tide turned against using computers in class during my time in seminary. Behind the weight of a handful of studies that demonstrated better retention by students who handwrite notes verses students who type notes, an increasing number of professors are discouraging or outright banning the use of tablets and notebooks within their classrooms. Today … More A Plea to Professors: Please Don’t Ban Computers in Your Class

Why I Won’t Teach My Sons to Change the World

Changing the world ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. What a burden it would be to think that in order for a life to truly count before the Lord someone must do something that has a far-reaching, epoch-sweeping impact that will echo down throughout the ages in connection with their name. Yet far too often … More Why I Won’t Teach My Sons to Change the World