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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3 Problems Academic Theologians May Face In an Indonesian (Asian) Context

  Seeking to become an academic is an enormous task in itself, with unique challenges and privileges as a distinct vocation. Becoming an academic theologian, more specifically, brings with it a host of further questions with which the aspiring student must wrestle. What is the relationship between my academic work and the church? How should […]

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When Academics are Expected to Act Like Businessmen

In Jakarta I keep hearing stories of professors being “disciplined” (or, in the worse cases, perhaps fired) for being too bookish – there seems to be an operative assumption that when a professor is deep in academic texts and writing essays he isn’t being properly professional. In one case a professor is encouraged to get […]

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