Contentment with Academic Invisibility as True Scholarly Virtue

One recent online article makes the headline claim that “academics write rubbish that nobody reads.” It cites the following data from a recent report that has stirred some discussion on social media: – 82 percent of articles published in the humanities are not even cited once. – Of those articles that are cited, only 20 percent have […]

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Some Reading Notes: 10 (or so) Books.

These books were highlights for me through the past year; some new, some old. Again, I won’t include any Bavinck-related or primary source material. Henry Allison, Kant’s Transcendental Idealism (YUP, 2004) A central book within the so-called ‘third wave’ Kant scholarship (along with Ameriks et al), presenting a ‘non-ontological’ reading of Kant’s transcendental idealism. On […]

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How to Apply for a PhD program

Since I’ve been getting numerous messages and emails on how to apply for PhD programs, I thought it may be useful to write up one piece on it. I realize there are way more qualified people out there to write on this topic and on academics in general (see especially Stanley Porter’s nicely written Inking the Deal), […]

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Things to Consider When Selecting a University

Many high school students who anticipate university enrollment have often asked me what to consider when selecting where to go and where to apply. Here is what I would say. 1. Consider the worldview that your university is endorsing. The worldview that the university espouses is an absolute must in one’s consideration of where to […]

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Reflections on that unhelpful word: “Integration”

My experience in Christian education prior to being informed by the Reformed faith centered around the word integration. We’ve all heard it said: “the integration of faith and learning” or “biblical integration to science [or philosophy, psychology, history, animals, food, business, comic books, film, or name your favorite discipline here].” The intention is clear. We have […]

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Christian Education – Interview with Brian Cox

Christians engaging in education is indeed an imperative. But what exactly is a Christian view of education? How does it differ from a non-Christian view of education? Do we simply stick bible verses unto mathematics? In an attempt to better understand just what it is that makes Christian education Christian, we asked Brian Cox, a distinguished, […]

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