Category: Education

Day One from Oxford: A View from The Kilns

When I first named “Mere Orthodoxy,” I started from a very simple question:  which writers had lived and written in such a way that I wanted to emulate? The answer was as immediate as the question was simple:  Chesterton and...

/ September 20, 2012

Advice for Undergraduates Planning on Seminary

In April Fred Sanders asked me to write to some THI students who are anticipating seminary in their future. Today I officially started an M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, so it feels fitting to review the tips I wrote and share them...

/ August 22, 2012

I Went to Wheatstone. You Should Too.

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege of participating in Wheatstone Ministries’ annual summer conference, The Academy. The Academy is the most unusual of Summer Camps. High-schoolers of all ages, shapes, and sizes descend upon a chosen college campus, filling...

/ July 31, 2012

What’s unique about the Torrey Honors Institute?

That’s the question that I tried to wrestle with for Biola Connections, the alumni and friend magazine of the University. I’m a proud Perpetual Member of the program, a title that is a curiosity to many people but encapsulates the idiosyncratic (and...

/ June 26, 2012

To Go Where Two Men Have Gone Before

A few months ago I got a call that, quite unexpectedly, changed everything for me. It was from John Mark Reynolds, a name familiar to most of you here, founder of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola, new Provost of Houston...

/ May 29, 2012

Meet Paul Spears, Torrey Honors Institute’s new Director

The news that John Mark Reynolds is leaving Torrey was a bit of a blow to those who attended the program.  John Mark’s personality and drive have left a mark on the program that will endure long into the future,...

/ April 16, 2012

Evangelical Universities and the Lingering Legacy of Fundamentalism?

Christopher Benson is a writer and educator living in Denver, Colorado.  He writes regularly at Bensonian, and submitted the following as a guest post.  Thomas Albert Howard, who is the Stephen Phillips Chair of History at Gordon College, and Karl...

/ March 20, 2012

Upon the Occasion of John Mark Reynolds Moving to Houston Baptist

My friend John Mark Reynolds just announced this evening that he is leaving his position as Director to become the new provost at Houston Baptist University.* In the common parlance, I am an alumnus of the Institute.  But the program...

/ February 27, 2012

The Great Books Reader: A Giveaway

The Great Books Reader is the tapas of the great books canon. If you don’t know, ‘tapas’ is a Spanish appetizer that, over time, became popular and sophisticated enough that entire bars are dedicated to only serving it.  The analogy...

/ September 28, 2011

Top Posts for August

They’re coming a little late this month, as last weekend (when I normally put them together) was a busy one for me.  But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the most popular and interesting posts during the month of...

/ September 12, 2011