The Intersection

Ironies, Ironies

My main thought on departing Portland this morning is, jeez, I’ll be back in like three days.

On September 18, I will be speaking at Reed College at the invite of the Reed Secular Alliance.

Portland’s Reed College, according to the Christian Century, is the most secular college in the nation–the number one school where “students ignore God on a regular basis.”

The event, at Eliot Hall on the Reed Campus, will take place in a chapel.


  1. #1 Jon Winsor
    September 14, 2006

    Awesome. My alma mater, Bard College, is #2 on the “students ignore God on a regular basis” list. And also #1 on the “Birkenstock-Wearing, Tree-Hugging, Clove-Smoking Vegetarians” list. Woo hoo!!

    You can find the Princeton Review surveys results (cited in the Christian Century article) here:

  2. #2 Katherine Sharpe
    September 14, 2006


    I went to Reed (class of ’01). Just wanted to assure you that nothing religious has happened in the Eliot chapel for probably decades, unless you count “Midnight Theater” sessions in which undergrads strum guitars and sing cheekily irreverent songs based on Homer’s Iliad.

    Anyway, enjoy. Reed’s a wonderful place.

  3. #3 Stefan Jones
    September 14, 2006

    Awww, crap! I totally missed out on your appearance @ Powell’s.

  4. #4 Sir Oolius
    September 14, 2006

    Communism, Atheism, Free Love! Baby!

    [Yes, I’m an alum, and yes I still wear the t-shirt on a regular basis]

  5. #5 coturnix
    September 14, 2006

    My brother taught there for 3-4 years. He just got a tenure-track position elsewhere and left.

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