Good news, readers! Yesterday being Memorial Day, I held off on posting this. Four of my poems have been published in the latest issue of Hedge Apple, the literary magazine of Hagerstown College. Continue reading
Some universities have declared a cold war on dual enrollment.
Blacksburgia webisode 19:
The Lion the Witch and the Math Empo
Frankie and Bridgette are fighting over a closet space when they pull back their fur coats and stumble into a magical, mystical land full of Mac computers as far as the eye can see.
College is starting back. Some of you will be going for the first time. You will meet new people. Some of you are going to a Christian college, one in the south, like I did. How well do you know your Christian College stereotypes? Based on the famous “99% of the People You Meet in College” article (from which I shamelessly plaigiarized), I give you a list of possible stereotypes you may encounter at a particularly Christian university in the south:
[This list is meant to make fun of stereotypes, so if you’re offended because you think one of these describes you, this blog may not be suitable for your consumption.]
When I graduated college for the first time I made a list of advice for people attending or graduating from Freedom Hardly Man. This advice could also apply to other Christian schools, and even any other university to a degree. After 5 years away, I dispense with this advice once again.
“I used to not like God because God didn’t resolve. But that was before any of this happened…Jazz is like life because it doesn’t resolve. But what if we’re not alone? What if all these stars are notes on a page of music swirling in the blue like jazz?”
I came across Donald Miller as a group at my church were studying his memoir, and then as my brother introduced me to him. Donald Miller’s memoir of reflective essays, Blue Like Jazz: Non-Religious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality, is a book that is refreshingly honest, complexly painful, and creatively provocative. It successfully reaches both Christians and non-Christians as an audience.