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Welcome!

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Chloe – my constant companion and chief editor.

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.

“The Apologist’s Evening Prayer” from C. S. Lewis

“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.

 

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    • Thank you! Yes, being a mom is the most difficult task I have ever been given. Difficult and beautiful. 🙂

      “How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No; a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.” – G.K. Chesterton

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  1. Hi Rebekah! Just found your site searching for the quote by Lewis about the sun. Some of what you write about looks like I’ll be coming back. In fact I just finished That Hideous Strength this very day, and look forward to engaging your thoughts about it. I’m just getting a newish blog up to promote a book I’m hoping to publish called Keeping Your Kids Christian, http://keepingyourkidschristian.com/, and it’s nice to have another resource of someone knee-keep in apologetics. God bless your efforts!

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    • Thanks, Mike. How neat that you just finished reading “That Hideous Strength”! Great book, isn’t it? It was such a blessing to get to study it at HBU with a C.S. Lewis scholar like Dr. Michael Ward. I welcome engagement with you on this!

      I like the name of your site and book, too. Thank you for your endeavors in that arena of ministry. It is so needed today, isn’t it?

      You might be interested in another ministry that I am blessed to be involved in: http://mamabearapologetics.com/podcasts/mama-bear-apologetics-podcast/

      God bless you, brother, and thank you for taking the time to send me a comment. I appreciate the encouragement.

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