History is NOT His story

I am not sure where I heard this first, but I know that at least one of my Biola professors talked about History being His story. That is– above all–history is the story of God’s interaction with the earth. At the time, I gobbled this right up and didn’t really stop to think about it.Continue reading “History is NOT His story”

Monuments Old and New

In this instance, 1200 AD is enough to be new when 2500 BC is the other date we are dealing with. Today was my first field trip with the program and it was wonderful. We started classes on Wednesday, and while I have thoughts and reflections from that experience (which was wonderful), I wanted toContinue reading “Monuments Old and New”

Back in the Motherland.

I ended up not getting the special coffee this morning, and I also changed to love the fact that I stayed in a hostel last night. The deciding moment was when I was woken up less than an hour after I had turned in for the night. Someone was talking excitedly, and it took meContinue reading “Back in the Motherland.”

Pre-reading.

Today’s preparations have been mostly centered around pre-reading select historical works for my tutorials at Oxford. As I understand it, I will have about 3-4 weeks of learning that is non tutorial based, and then the second term will be completely centered around the two tutorials that I have chosen. My primary tutorial is “HistoryContinue reading “Pre-reading.”

Why the Username.

Just a couple nights ago, at my dearest friend’s engagement party, someone who I knew almost nothing about (I had seen her before, but did not know even her name) approached me. We did the normal introductions, and as I said my name she exclaimed “Oh! You’re that Oxford guy!” I was highly amused thatContinue reading “Why the Username.”