about the teacher
My name is Shawn White. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in Humanities at Faulkner University. I have my M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University (2015), and my B.A. in Religious Studies from Southern Evangelical Seminary (2012). I also am the founder of Smart Faith, a parachurch apologetics ministry that organizes two apologetics conferences each year: The Smart Faith conference in the Spring caters to adult participants while the Deep Faith conference in the Fall is geared towards teen participants.
I came upon classical education late in life, while in my graduate studies. It has opened up an entirely new world for me wherein I thoroughly enjoy discovering the interconnectedness of things and how all these subjects point to God as both their aim and source. One of my favorite authors who understood this interconnectedness well is GK Chesterton. I appreciate his deep sense of wonder and joy about all of existence.
That being said, two of my favorite books in my library are GK Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and The Man Who was Thursday: A Nightmare. Both these books get read at least once a year and sometimes more. Orthodoxy is Chesterton’s semi-autobiographical apologetics work about the path he travelled …