I have compiled a list of things to say and not to say to a mathematician while making small-talk. (This list is especially relevant to graduate students in math.) Good: So, what are you researching? Bad: Do you have an adviser picked out yet? In the event that the mathematician you’re talking to is […]
My Community Group (CG) has a hard time sharing needs with one another. It’s not the worst problem a CG could have. To be fair, we’re very prone to share prayer needs with one another. But physical or material needs – that’s a different subject. We tend to squirm at the idea of asking other people to be […]
Who is like the LORD, our God? Without tongue, he speaks; having no mouth, he pronounces judgment. The idols of the nations are mute; silent, they neither profit nor deliver. Selah. The beasts of the field make sound, a joyful noise to the LORD. To man you have given speech, but with their tongue they […]
I went to my first discussion section of Mathematics for the Biological Sciences as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at 2:30 PM on August 16th, 2016. I don’t remember it much. Perhaps I took attendance for that one time, had students do introductions, maybe gave a cursory preview of some of the upcoming material, and then […]
An exegetical commentary on Mark 13 in honor of W. Tyler Reynolds
The women in my family have always had a penchant for doing craftwork… Aunt Julie was next level.
A few weeks ago, drawing on some inspiration from C.S. Lewis, I began by stating what I meant by “The Vulgarity of God”. By way of reminder, I defined God’s “vulgarity” as his “lavish, unblushing, and almost excessive provisions of joy for the human being, especially as expressed in the created order (though not limited thereto)”.1 […]