Growing up in the mountains of Virginia and the suburbs of Chicago, two vastly different cultures, I’m what’s known as a PK (Pastor’s Kid). To top it off, I was also homeschooled. Contrary to popular stereotypes, I had friends, a social life, and a normal childhood (define normal). As a child my love for apologetics and theology took root, in high school and college the love grew, and it began to bear fruit in the years that followed. After working as the coordinating producer for Moody Radio’s Prime Time America, I had the joy and privilege of studying Christian Apologetics at the University of Oxford through The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in 2010-2011. It was an amazing year that was full of fun and frustration, joy and pain, laughter and tears. It was amazing! That experience solidified my confidence that the message of Jesus Christ as proclaimed in the Bible is worthy of trust and remains trustworthy in the midst of questions, doubts, and declarations of falsehood.
Why Penny of a Thought?
The purpose of this blog is found in the tagline, “Thoughts on apologetics and theology in everyday life.” I’ve discovered that for many of us, whether we believe in God generally or Jesus Christ specifically or not, apologetics and theology can feel far removed from our daily life. They seem abstract and like topics of debate reserved for a few academic élite. Yet I believe this is far from reality. The questions, ideas, and their implications they deal with have everything to do with our daily life. Every time we turn on the TV, listen to the radio, read a blog, attend a meeting with co-workers, or discuss our day with family and friends we deal with the fundamental questions of life’s meaning, purpose, and end. So as we live life today, let’s look at what lies just beneath the surface, either pushing us ahead or holding us back.