Places shape us. They seep into our bones and grab hold of our hearts. As much as we live our lives digitally these days and find connections in the vast placeless spaces of the Internet, the reality is we are embodied beings who are wired to shape and be shaped by specific, physical places. Biola University has been a profound place in my life.
This is the subject of my latest post over at Conversantlife. Check it out.
In related news, the L.A. Times reported this weekend that Biola is becoming more Democrat-friendly.
In still more signs of encroaching liberalism, Biola Magazine put out an environmentalism-themed cover story.
What is the world coming to?
(p.s. This is all said with irony, of course. Biola is still impressively conservative and doctrinally sound, even while it admirably seeks to re-evaluate old assumptions about certain issues and practices).