Dr. Mark Weedman

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics
B.A. in Bible (Milligan College )
M.Div. in Divinity (Emmanuel Christian Seminary)
Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Marquette University)

Website: Academia

Books: The Trinitarian Theology of Hilary of Poitiers (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae) 

The Bible and Early Trinitarian Theology (Studies In Early Christianity)

 

My favorite part about teaching at Johnson is: The community. I love seeing and getting to know our students through their entire journey, not just in the classroom but in the Gally, coffee shop, weight room and even shared conversations while walking the dog. This is a unique and special place.

When I’m not teaching, I love to: See above about walking the dog. Spending time with my family, watching Liverpool play soccer. I have four daughters, so I stay pretty busy.

In my classes, students can expect: A lot of dialogue. Come prepared to talk and think.

My best advice to a new student in my program is: Do your reading outside of class. It will make the in-class conversation so much easier. Other than that, stay engaged and participate as much as you can!

Because of my influence, I most want my students to become: Critical thinkers who understand that critical thought is inseparable from love of God and neighbor.

The myth-busting truth about my discipline I most want people to understand is: It’s relevant to everything we say and do.

A quote that influences how I live is: “[Virtue] is concerned with really apprehending that other people exist.” – Iris Murdoch, “The Sublime and the Beautiful Revisited”