Essay / Theology

Shame in Philippians

This is post 4 of 4 in a series on the emotions in Philippians. It looks forward to the publication of Isaac Blois’ new book in the LNTS series with Bloomsbury T&T Clark: The Role of Emotions in Philippians: Discerning…

Essay / Theology

“Tell Pale-Hearted Fear it Lies” (Fear in Philippians)

This is post 3 of 4 in a series on the emotions in Philippians. It looks forward to the publication of Isaac Blois’ new book in the LNTS series with Bloomsbury T&T Clark: The Role of Emotions in Philippians: Discerning…

Essay / Theology

Joy in Philippians

This is post 2 of 4 in a series on the emotions in Philippians. It looks forward to the publication of Isaac Blois’ new book in the LNTS series with Bloomsbury T&T Clark: The Role of Emotions in Philippians: Discerning…

Essay / Theology

Discerning Affections in Philippians

This is post 1 of 4 in a series on the emotions in Philippians. It looks forward to the publication of Isaac Blois’ new book in the LNTS series with Bloomsbury T&T Clark: The Role of Emotions in Philippians: Discerning…

Five Tips for Reading Homer's Iliad

The first book we read in Torrey Honors College is Homer's Iliad. Incoming students have to read it before the first day of class, before they've met their professors or their cohort. Here are five strategies for reading the book…

Essay / Theology

The Rise of the Scholastic Theological Method

This is post 2 of 4 in a series on the monastic theological method. It looks forward to the publication of Greg Peters' new book: Monastic Theology as Theological Method: The Superiority of the Monastery to the University. Join us…

Essay / Theology

The Christ-Life

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” With these words, Gabriel García Márquez begins his famous novel One Hundred Years of…

Essay / Theology

The Superiority of a Monastic Theological Method

This is post 1 of 4 in a series on the monastic theological method. It looks forward to the publication of Greg Peters' new book: Monastic Theology as Theological Method: The Superiority of the Monastery to the University. Join us…

Essay / Education

Do You Believe in Jinn? (Torrey Convocation 2022)

I believe questions can be gracious gifts. Last time I gave a convocation talk, I spoke about themost important question any professor ever asked me. Tonight, I want to speak about the firstquestion I ever received from a student. I…

"Faculty Favorites Outside Our Curriculum"

Here's a fun list from some profs in the Torrey Honors College: Books we love so much we would each include them in our regular curriculum (if we could all agree on them and on what to cut to make…

Essay / Literature

The Architecture of George Herbert's Poetry

Introduction George Herbert was born on April 3, 1593, one of ten children. Though his father died when he was only three years old, Herbert’s mother, Magdalen, took responsibility for the education of her children. Moreover, she was decently well-connected,…

Essay / Literature

Raisin in the Sun: Text and Film

Not long ago, the Torrey Honors College added Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun to our regular curriculum. Any time you drop a twentieth-century text into a Great Books curriculum, you're taking a gamble: No matter how well the…