First Day of 24th Grade!

Not sure how this is going to go, or even why I’m doing this anymore, but here we go! Still praying for either a dissertation break-through or a clear sign that I should quit. I hope to receive or discover one of those before the end of the calendar year.

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It’s time for another social media fast!

After listening to the Blinkist summary of Cal Newport’s Deep Work (I’ve read the book, this was just for a refresher), I’m convinced that it’s time for another 30-day fast from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I think I’ll still keep my micro.blog up and running, but between running Anglican Compass and sprinting for some last-ditch…… Continue reading It’s time for another social media fast!

The Ph.D. Plan (Or the Lack Thereof)

For months and months now, I’ve been praying for either (1) a breakthrough on my “Barth, Bonhoeffer, and the Bible” dissertation or (2) a clear sign that I should quit the Ph.D. Unfortunately, after countless confusing dead ends in my endeavors to put Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer into precise conversation with each other regarding…… Continue reading The Ph.D. Plan (Or the Lack Thereof)

With baby #2 on the way, I’m looking for work!

I’m a husband to Rachel and a father to Eva. I’m also: An Anglican Priest (serving/volunteering without pay)A Ph.D. Student at Wheaton College (full-time, including a fellowship as a Teaching/Research Assistant)Managing Editor of AnglicanPastor.com (part-time) In May 2020, my full-time residential obligations to Wheaton’s Ph.D. program will come to an end. I’ll still need to…… Continue reading With baby #2 on the way, I’m looking for work!

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Use Rapoport’s Rules for Better Conversations and Disagreements

I’m reading Walter Sinnott-Armstrong’s excellent book, Think Again: How to Reason and Argue. In it (on pages 25–26), I came across “Rapoport’s Rules.” First formulated by mathematical psychologist Anatol Rapoport and discussed by Daniel Dennett (Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, 31–35), here they are: 1: You should attempt to re-express your target’s position…… Continue reading Use Rapoport’s Rules for Better Conversations and Disagreements

Women’s Ordination Debates in Anglicanism: The 2017 ACNA Report and the 2003 AMIA Report

I became an “egalitarian” in college, before I became an Anglican in seminary. It’s taken some time for me to get used to the different contours of the women’s ordination debate within Anglicanism. Growing up, the debate was all about particular Bible verses and whether or not women could teach and preach. However, in Anglicanism,…… Continue reading Women’s Ordination Debates in Anglicanism: The 2017 ACNA Report and the 2003 AMIA Report