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Chad Ragsdale Chad Ragsdale joined the faculty at Ozark Christian College in 2005. He has taught primarily in the areas of Christian apologetics and biblical interpretation. He also teaches courses on the book of Hebrews and biblical Greek. In 2012, he became the Assistant Academic Dean in charge of student learning assessment and accreditation while maintaining his teaching role. Chad has been married to his wife Tara since 2001 and has three kids, Logan, Adeline, and Ryane. He has a bachelor’s in preaching and an M.Div in contemporary theology both from Lincoln Christian University. He is currently working on a D.Min in engaging mind and culture through Talbot School of Theology.
When Am I Getting off Social Media? I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately from friends asking what I think about the documentary on Netflix about social media called “The Social Dilemma.” I don’t have the time right now to dedicate to a full review, so I’ll say simply that it is essential viewing. If you use social media at all, you... Chad Ragsdale
Two Perspectives on Racism and What They Need to Hear from Each Other Saying racism is “wrong” doesn’t go far enough. I can make a wrong turn. I can give the wrong answer on a test. Wrongness doesn’t sufficiently capture the diabolical nature of racism. Racism de-humanizes and degrades. It is a toxin that destroys and victimizes both the abused and the abuser. It is an egregious offense... Chad Ragsdale
Letter to a Christian on Twitter I have complicated thoughts about Twitter. Imagine walking into a crowded coffee shop full of a diverse crowd of friends and complete strangers. There are celebrities, athletes, politicians, journalists, and cute pictures of dogs. Weirdly, there are also people in the crowd that only seem to exist in the coffee shop. Some of the people... Chad Ragsdale
Free Love (Reflections on Lukianoff & Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind – Part 3 of 3) “We must picture hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives with the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters I saw the above quote recently on Twitter along with the hashtag #academia. To... Chad Ragsdale
Is it safe to follow my feelings? (Reflections on Lukianoff & Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind – Part 2 of 3) “Keep his mind on the inner life. He thinks his conversion is something inside him, and his attention is therefore chiefly turned at present to the state of his own mind–or rather to that very expurgated version of them which is all you should allow him to see. Encourage this. Keep his mind off the... Chad Ragsdale
Is it a virtue to be fragile? (Reflections on Lukianoff & Haidt’s The Coddling of the American Mind – Part 1 of 3) “There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters It was the great moral philosopher George Costanza who once famously said, “It’s... Chad Ragsdale