This is the 53rd installment of Stop & Think. To mark this first anniversary, I’m looking back at the most important insight I learned at UChicago and the spirit that guides my thinking as I write and learn with you. As always, thank you for stopping and thinking with me.
Yours with deep gratitude and celebration,
I will never forget receiving that email on February 26, 2010.
It was from the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Divinity School, and its subject line made my heart beat fast: “PhD Admissions.” I was sitting on my friend’s tiny porch overlooking the African Union through the morning fog in Addis. The email I was nervously waiting for had finally arrived.
I braced myself as I opened it. Would it say yes or no? So much of my life and passion – past, present, and future – hanged on that one message, or so I felt.
“I am delighted to offer you admission to the Ph.D... Read More