Author Archives: David Rathel

About David Rathel

Husband to April; Baptist Minister; Student at St. Mary's Divinity School at the University of St. Andrews

Presenting Your Research at an Academic Conference: A Guide for New PhD Students

Presenting research papers at academic conferences allows PhD students to promote their work to scholars in their field, receive feedback from trusted experts, and (hopefully) see exotic locations. While conference participation is therefore important, it can prove daunting to students … Continue reading

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When I Became A Pastor at the Age of 20: What Ministry Can Teach Young Adults

I distinctly remember the day I turned twenty-one. I was pastoring a small church near my family’s home in Florida, and several members of my congregation joked that they now had an “adult” minister at their church. That’s right; I … Continue reading

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Review of New MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

Though I devote this blog to my PhD work, I thought today that I might share a review of the new MacBook Pro. There are several questions surrounding this laptop. How useful is the new Touch Bar? Will its small … Continue reading

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Recent Appearances on the Interwebs

Greetings, readers. My apologies, but I have let this blog slowly die. I swore that I would not do so, but the birth of Sophia, my Ph.D. work, and various ministry opportunities have all (rightly) pushed my attention elsewhere. I … Continue reading

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ETS Highlights: St. Andrews, Southeastern, and the Baptists at ETS

The annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society occurs this upcoming week in San Antonio, Texas. April and I will fly down because I am giving a paper in a church history seminar. Sophia is also going. My parents will … Continue reading

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My Five Productivity Hacks for Online Professors

I have had the opportunity to serve The Baptist College of Florida, my alma mater, for the past several years as an Online Adjunct Professor of Theology. I have many friends who presently serve colleges and seminaries by teaching online in … Continue reading

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Using Household Subscriptions to Save Time and Money

I want to begin by apologizing for not updating the blog recently; April and I have been busy moving to a new flat that will allow us to live closer to my office. It is precisely this move, though, that … Continue reading

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