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It’s no coincidence that the last post I wrote was over a month ago and it was about getting a puppy.

Everett David Hill

Everett David Hill

These last six weeks have been filled to the brim. We got a puppy, I became the only ordained pastor at our church again, my final project for the first year of my DMin is wrapping up, and we had our second child, Everett David Hill. Continue Reading…

 

My brother, Dave, bought me the Blu-ray version of Disney’s Heavyweights for Christmas.

 

Did Tony Perkis read this book?

Did Tony Perkis read this book?

This is a classic movie, filled with quirky, memorable quotes. I recently watched the movie with my brother while I was in California, working on my DMin. Interpreting the movie through the lens of my class work, a particular scene struck me. Continue Reading…

We began the first day of class in our DMin program today.

My first day of school!

My first day of school!

It’s been an exciting experience so far, but it’s been intimidating as well. Continue Reading…

 

To my surprise, the movie, Moneyball, was listed alongside the 23 books assigned to me for the fall months of my DMin program.

Starting Moneyball with my parents.

Starting Moneyball with my parents.

Procrastinating like a champ, I waited until this week to watch the movie, knowing that my class begins this Sunday. Continue Reading…

A Book that Hit Me in the Gut

September 11, 2012 — 7 Comments

 

During this last week, I did a lot of reading. It was the most I’ve done for my Dmin yet. Cosmopolis, by Stephen Toulmin, was the longest and densest book I’ve read in a while. It was only 209 pages long, but it was a book about historical philosophy. And I wasn’t excited to read it.

Stephen Toulmin, professor of Philosophy

As I slogged through it, though, I found that it challenged a ton of my core assumptions about Christianity. Continue Reading…