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This is truly the way to worship him.  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  (Romans 12: 1b & 2a, NLT) 

I became serious about my faith in my early thirties - at about the time of my mandatory tenure review at Virginia Tech.  With the prospect of being a professor over the long haul on the horizon, I realized, “if you are going to be a Christian professor in a public university, you have to know why you believe what you believe.  After all, professors are supposed to profess.” 


Though my degrees are professional – not academic – God used the writings of Francis Shaeffer to fuel my desire to know more about history, literature, art, philosophy and theology.  I had to learn about these things in order to relate my faith to my academic work with any depth of understanding.  I've worked at that integration for four decades.


In most cases, I've been thinking about the issues/questions behind these posts for some time.  I've written or spoken publically about them within the past few years.  The goal here is to present the content in a fresh way to a newly defined audience, tune my perspectives to contemporary cultural cirsumstances, and archive it all in a single location, 

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