About

My name is Marc Cortez and I teach theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. That means I get to spend most of my time helping people think more deeply about how amazing God is and why it matters for life and ministry today. It’s a great job! I also supervise doctoral students doing research in various areas of systematic and historical theology.

This is my personal blog, though you will sometimes see stuff from current and former students as well. And the purpose of the blog is to connect theology with everyday life. I’m convinced that what we believe matters – it shapes who we are and how we live in the world. So I want to help people access the best that theology has to offer and see how it matters for life today.

Having said that, I’m also a bit random. They say that a good blog should have 3-5 categories that provide focus and purpose for the blog. Following that guideline, my three categories are: life, the universe, and everything. (Yes, I know that I completely stole that from Douglas Adams.) In other words, I’ll write on pretty much anything. It keeps me from getting bored.

I post pretty regularly, so if you want to keep up with my newest posts, you can subscribe by RSS or email.

Taste and See

If you’d like to get a feel for what this blog is about, this is a great place to start. Here are some of the most popular blog posts from the last year, and they really represent what we’re trying to do here. Let me know what you think.

If you’d like to see more, you can check out the blog’s archive for a list of every post I’ve ever written.

Who is Marc Cortez? 

That’s a great question. I know it’s one my wife and daughters have been asking for years. Who am I? Let’s see:

  • Most Importantly: image-bearer and Christ-follower
  • Ministerially: former youth pastor; current high school volunteer, small group leader, hopeful author, and occasional speaker
  • Relationally: son, brother, husband, father, friend
  • Ecclesially (church affiliation): Baptist
  • Ethnically: despite the hispanic last name, I’m as white as you can get
  • Biologically: homo sapien 
  • Metaphysically: I have no idea

I’m sure I missed a few, but those are the highlights.

Contact Me

I love interacting with people online. So feel free to contact me in any of the following ways:

  • Leave a comment: I really enjoy comments and try to interact with as many as I can. So feel free to let me now what you think about pretty much anything!
  •  Email: Feel free to send me an email with any questions, comments, or random thoughts. (I also accept words of encouragement, generous donations, and barely disguised bribes.)
  • Facebook: If you thought the blog was random, you should see my Facebook page!
  • Twitter: I have a great time interacting with people on Twitter, so feel free to connect with me there.
  • Google+: To be honest, I haven’t gotten into Google+ as much yet. But I am there if you want to contact me that way.