Sociology

The problem with finishing undergraduate in three years is that you don’t have very many electives. Sometimes I regret that. I wish I could have taken some sociology and literature courses at Northwestern but it just didn’t work out. Thus far in seminary, I have read two books written by sociologists and find their works fascinating. Humans are odd creatures. As Hunter S. Thompson once wrote, “Too weird to live, too rare to die.” The books were The Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark and Divided by Faith by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. In the days to come, I hope to share excerpts or conclusions from the books with you because they are fascinating. The problem with sociology is that is can over generalize and build arguments solely on conjecture. However, when there is evidence available, the conclusions can be very insightful. Some theories in sociology are so straight-forward you really wouldn’t need a sociologist to conclude that answer for you. But there are other theories that make you pause and think.

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One Response to Sociology

  1. Eli says:

    We read Divided by Faith in Monsma’s Social Problems class! I’m looking forward to your thoughts.
    Also, terribly sorry to hear that kegball didn’t work out for you all.

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