I am a graduate student in apologetics at Houston Baptist University (in addition to being a wife and mother of two) and this is a place where I would like to share what I am learning about integrated approaches to Christian apologetics.
“What do you plan to do with your graduate degree?” I just have to laugh when I am asked this. Honestly, I am enjoying getting the degree too much to think of graduating and (gasp!) leaving! I tell people that this is the Humanities degree that I always wanted, but my beloved (mathematician) father would not let me pursue.
His (almost exact) words:”how do you expect to support yourself with degrees in Literature and Philosophy?” and “the Humanities are too politicized and narrow these days!”
So, I obtained a very practical degree in Biochemistry.
Thank you, Mr. Gradgrind.
Still, I am thankful for his advice for I learned to love the sciences in ways I might not have otherwise. Plus, HBU’s MA in Cultural Apologetics was not around back then. I had to wait. God’s timing is wonderful, isn’t it?
The name “Along the Beam” refers to an idea that C.S. Lewis developed in several of his writings, the primary being an essay titled, “Meditation in a Toolshed” from God in the Dock. For more on this, read here: Looking Along the Beam.
I think this is an appropriate description of what I am learning to do in my graduate studies at HBU. Do come learn with me! I welcome your comments and feedback, as well. May our Lord Jesus be glorified.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
P.S. Thanks to my husband who tirelessly supports and encourages me in this endeavor! I am truly blessed.