I Have Decided To Start Working on a Different Degree…

 Some of you are aware of my journey about how I got involved in Analytic Theology. When I graduated from UCLA in 2010 I knew that I enjoyed doing philosophy, but still had a burden for the mission Dei in my heart. So I figured I should do philosophy of religion that way I couldContinue reading “I Have Decided To Start Working on a Different Degree…”

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10 Reasons You Should Go to Seminary

I recently came across an older blog post by Scot McKnight about going to seminary. McKnight is one of my favorite authors and biblical scholars. He also teaches at a seminary. I respect the guy a ton! So if he says, “here are 10 reasons you should go to seminary” I listen, and I thinkContinue reading “10 Reasons You Should Go to Seminary”

Jason Sexton’s Advice to Students – Serve the Church!

Jason Sexton, a Systematic Theologian who holds positions at USC and Cal State Fullerton and heads up the Theological Engagement with California’s Culture Project, advises those pursuing theological and biblical studies to serve the church consistently and faithfully in order to flourish during their education

A Rich Guy Walks into a Room…. (Cultural Capital)

I have spent all week studying the book of James – getting ready for a new series at Soma. As I have been reading James 2 I have been struck by the gravity of his injunction against favoritism. Essentially James says, if you are believers in Jesus Christ don’t show favoritism. Period. He gives usContinue reading “A Rich Guy Walks into a Room…. (Cultural Capital)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 6)

Over the last 5 posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5) I have compared and contrasted Wayne Grudem’s and Michael Walzer’s position on the injustices in our education system and their responses to the problem. Today, I am going to offer my own opinion regarding this issue. My Position Walzer beginsContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 6)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 5)

In The Right to Education? (Pt. 4) I laid out both Wayne Grudem and Michael Walzer’s proposed soultions to education inequality. Today we will take a look at their distincitve approaches to the solution, and their basis for their proposals. It will soon become evident that their solutions although are a bit similar, their presuppositions areContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 5)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 4)

In my last post I laid out what Wayne Grudem and Michael Walzer take to be a major issue in our education system, namely that an unequal education system perpetuates an economic underclass in our society and that unequal education opportunities often fall along racial lines. In essence unequal education is a justice issue. TodayContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 4)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 3)

Last time I introduced the participants (so to speak) in our discussion about the right to education. Both participants come from pretty distinct backgrounds, nevertheless they share the judeo-christian tradition as their basis for thinking about this tough issue. Today lets take a look at what they actually have to say about education. The Issue:Continue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 3)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 2)

Last time I opened up our discussion of the right to education with a couple of quotes from Ron Sider: Access to quality education is morally right and is in the long-term interest of everyone. Making each child’s access to quality education dependent on his or her family’s economic status condemns the poor to inferiorContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 2)”

The Right to Education? (Pt. 1)

Education is an issue that has always been plagued by controversy. Sometimes the issues involve curriculum and what is permissible to teach to children. Other times the controversy has involved issues like home schooling and parent involvement. In this series of blog posts, I will be examining one issue that is quite common in theContinue reading “The Right to Education? (Pt. 1)”