I was scrolling through Twitter some time ago and saw a tweet related to allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of power in the SBC. This particular tweet caught my attention because of its use of “with us or against us” logic. Essentially, the accusation was
In his article entitled “The Vulnerable World Hypothesis” (VWH), Bostrom addresses the issue of technology and its (positive and negative) effects through an analogy involving an urn containing a variety of different colored balls representing (1) technologies
In a previous post (Space…Not Just the Final Frontier), I discussed the significance of space and place. In this post, I want to highlight a separate, but related topic…structure. Core to the analysis of structure are the concepts of structural and administrative
I starting dating my wife in high school and, shortly after we started dating, I also starting working on her father’s farm. I was the “poster boy” for unskilled labor. My role on the farm largely entailed picking up heavy items and moving them to another location, doing
2018 was a year full of changes in the Spencer Family. Kim and I moved from the city to the suburbs, the kids changed schools, Kim took a new job with her hospital system, and I left the school where I’d served for eleven years. Kim and I are capable, competent people.
In The Confessions, Augustine highlights a dynamic located in “certain offices of human society” which “render it necessary to be loved and feared of men.” He notes that as we seek to be feared and loved, we are often caught up by the “well
When I was an Assistant Dean in distance learning, my department was going through a fair degree of change. It seemed as though everything was against us and I was having trouble not taking things personally. Every decision seemed like a personal affront. I was venting about
After being promoted to my first academic deanship five years into my career and beginning to serve as a consultant with a higher education firm, my professional life seemed to be moving in the right direction. One problem…I wasn’t happy. I couldn’t shake