I’m taking a 6-day digital sabbath, my first in a long time. I’m spending a long weekend with Courtney and some friends, and I’m bringing nothing with me but books. I couldn’t be more excited.
I’ve got a few posts set up for my absence. But mainly I’m handing the reigns over to Scot Miller. I met Scot in early 2010 at an event in Fort Worth, Texas, and he has been one of the most faithful — and most thoughtful — commenters on this blog in the past year. If you’ve read the comments, you’ve read Scot.
Here’s a bit about him. I ask you to welcome him heartily and engage with what he writes. And I’ll see you all next week.
Scot Miller grew up in Lakewood, CO, and moved to Abilene, TX in 1977 to attend Hardin-Simmons University. After graduating in 1981 with a B.A. in Bible and English, he earned his M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984. (He lived in the same dorm with Al Mohler before Al got married). He then did graduate work in the philosophy of religion at Boston University, Boston College, and Harvard Divinity School. He was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister in Cambridge, MA in 1985.
While in Boston, he taught as an adjunct lecturer at Tufts University and at Merrimack College. Hereturned to Hardin-Simmons in the fall of 1990 as Instructor of Philosophy and Head of the PhilosophyDepartment.
Given his philosophical, theological, and academic background, it was only natural for him to become the Office Manager in his wife’s pediatric clinic when she went into private practice in October 2004.