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Deep Thoughts by Casey Marks

I like to think deep thoughts and write about them. One topic of interest is theology. I’m just starting this blog, so we’ll see where it goes.

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I might, somewhat presumptuously, call myself an amateur theologian and pseudointellectual. Here you can read my essays. Enjoy.

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My Story

I was born at an early age. I come from a long, proud line of farmers, carpenters, and preachers on my Dad’s side. I took a different path, and became an engineer, a data analyst, and a higher education administrator. My mother was a city girl. Her father was a used car salesman, and his father was an owner or manager of a factory, I think.

When I was a kid, my Mom was a stay-at-home mom. My Dad was a handyman, carpenter, warehouseman, etc. Dad worked for the same logistics company for about 45 years, and he recently retired at the age of 70. My Dad is the second hardest worker I have ever known. His Dad was the hardest worker I have ever known. I, once again, took a different path, and decided I wanted to work smart, rather than work hard.

We were a very conservative, religious, Christian family. I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was five years old, and I was involved in church throughout my childhood and teenage years. The church I grew up in came from the Wesleyan tradition, and when I went to college and got involved with The Navigators, I began hearing about something called “predestination” for the first time. The curious ideas associated with this curious word would occupy a lot of my thoughts later in life.

After graduating from college, I went to graduate school at a school in which I was overmatched with regard to the rigor of the program compared to my preparation. It is difficult to fully describe what my graduate school experience was like, using polite language. Suffice it to say that it was the worst year and a half of my life. Nevertheless, it was a highly educational experience, and it changed the trajectory of my life in ways that were so profound that I am still coming to terms with it now, more than 15 years after I dropped out.

I am currently on my second career. My first career was in mechanical and aerospace engineering. My second career is in higher education data analytics. I would say I enjoy my second career more than I enjoyed my first career. It is a better fit. Nevertheless, I would not say that my current career is my passion. My passion is reading and writing, especially with regard to big ideas. And there are no bigger ideas than the ideas involved in the discipline of theology.

I have my reasons for giving this blog the name I gave it, but it wouldn’t be much fun to explain those reasons. Just enjoy reading my essays, and let me know what you think of them.