Category Archives: Careers

Ambivalence, reluctance and the Jesus scale

About eight months or so ago, I started talking about the concept of a scale of faith in Christ. I christened it the Jesus scale. Here is a diagram: On the far left, you have antitheism, hard determinism, militant atheism, … Continue reading

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Desires of my heart

Let the little children come to me 14Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” — Matthew 19:14, NIV Once St Mary’s clocked that … Continue reading

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What do you do when God comes for your LinkedIn?

My Father’s house has many rooms 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and … Continue reading

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Perfect love casts out bitterness

18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love. — 1 John 4:18, NRSVA That escalated quickly. How was morning … Continue reading

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I am evangelical about this

PhD students should* consider industry roles; academics should not dissuade them. Ten years ago today I began my career as a statistical consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. I went directly from my PhD: I submitted my PhD thesis on a … Continue reading

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