This is my first summer “off” as a professor. So far I’ve learned: it’s definitely not “off.”
The Concordia College class of 2013 graduated this afternoon. With the 2012-13 school year now in the books, here are some quick reflections from my first year as a professor. Biggest surprise: how fast the 70 minutes of class flew by each MWF….
Sadly, our usual questions for graduating college seniors buy into the notion that the measure of a college degree is its ability to get the degree-holder a job. Instead of repeating, “What are your plans after graduation?” I’m seeking kinder—even more faithful?—alternative questions.
I have a pretty great gig. Though I began just 8 months ago, my work on the religion faculty at Concordia College has already allowed me some amazing opportunities. The permission I have to innovate is significant, support from my colleagues immense. I could—and perhaps should—have blogged two weeks ago about a campus visit and [...]
Last week I attended a conference — ready for the title — the Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education: Enriching the Theological Exploration of Vocation conference. Despite that mouthful, NetVUE was a solid, reflective, conference on a topic important to me, and not coincidentally part of my work at Concordia. As [...]
I recently returned from a mission trip to Ensenada, Mexico with students from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. The trip took place over our spring break, and in Ensenada we worked with Lantern Hill, a small US-based non-profit with whom the college has partnered for several years. When I returned to campus, I met with [...]
I’m currently traveling with 9 Concordia College students on a Justice Journey, in partnership with our campus ministry commission, to Ensenada, Mexico. Specifically, we’re learning and volunteering with Lantern Hill, a nonprofit that works with very poor indigenous persons on the outskirts of town. Here’s five highlights of travel with students off the top of [...]
Why, at a big party with all my friends, do I stand in a corner speaking quietly to one person? Why do I prefer deeper, more meaningful conversations? Why do I look forward to weekends when I can simply be quiet, read the Times, and see a movie by myself?
Hi. I’m Adam. I’m an introvert.