Korey D. Maas

Pomp and Circus Dance
By Korey D. Maas on June 26, 2012

Essays and exams have been marked, final grades submitted, and graduations endured. Now begin the post-commencement rituals of college professors: revising lectures and syllabi, reading through a semester’s worth of neglected journals, reacquainting oneself with the half-finished manuscript that was due on an editor’s desk four months ago.

And, in light of that recently endured graduation, asking oneself—at least half seriously—is any of it worth it?

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Paradox as Paradigm
By Korey D. Maas on May 23, 2012

It’s not exactly hot off the press, but a year ago now the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University sponsored a speaker series under the heading “Life and Learning in the Great Christian Traditions.” In addition to lectures by Mark Henrie (Catholic), Carl Trueman (Reformed), John Behr (Orthodox), and others, they were kind—or naïve—enough to invite me to present a Lutheran perspective. The lectures were videotaped and are now up on the THC website. Below is a short abstract of my own lecture, followed by a link to the recording.

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We'll Never Be Harvard
By Korey D. Maas on March 02, 2011

Buildings, bank accounts, and extra-curricular silliness do not a university make. The stock and trade of the university is ideas; and these are not expensive. Many of the best, in fact, are free; they’ve been bequeathed to us, no less than to Harvard, as an inheritance.

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Liberty, Virtue, and "Dry Campus" Debates
By Korey D. Maas on July 08, 2010

Despite its well-deserved Left Coast reputation, Southern California is home to a surprising number of Christian—mostly Protestant, and generally conservative—colleges. My own institution, Concordia University (Irvine), is therefore hardly unique. In at least one respect, though, it does stand out among its peers in SoCal: the campus is “wet.”

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Korey D. Maas
Korey D. Maas

Korey D. Maas is Assistant Professor of Theology and Church History in Christ College, Concordia University, Irvine, California. He earned the DPhil from Oxford University and has served as a guest professor at Hillsdale College and at Westfield House, Cambridge. His various interests revolve around the history of Christianity and its engagement with the history of the western world. He and his wife live in southern California with their two-year old son (and his sibling on the way).