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Phoenix Update

February 18th, 2006 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

A few things learned and remembered in Phoenix:

1)  Tom Ward is smart.  Ridiculously smart.  No one in the room (8 people) came close to understanding his paper.  I might be able to get it with a hard copy, but even then.....

2)  I'm going to have to live up with a mispronounced college name the rest of my life.  A direct quote from the lady who introduced Tom:  "Thomas Ward has a Bachelor's degree from Bee-ola University."

3)  Pizookie is really, really rich.  If you have never had the rich, chocolate-chippity goodness (either from BJ's or, if in Phoenix, Oregano's) I highly recommend it.

4)  Connecting with good friends after a long absence is really, really refreshing.

5)  Connecting with good friends after a long absence is really, really difficult when you can't talk or breathe very well. 

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.