Paul Chen

My Life

Favorite Quote

There but for the grace of God go I. (John Bradford, Christian martyr)

Friends describe me

a lover of truth

My hobbies

good movies, stimulating conversation, philosophy & theology

Best advice I ever received

(and wished I had followed!)

My undergrad alma mater

U.C. Berkeley (English)

My worst subject in school


In college I drove

light blue '86 Toyota pickup truck

If I weren't a professor, I would

be a student

Favorite books

Christian: The Spirit of the Disciplines (Willard), Life Together (Bonhoeffer), The Beautiful Fight (Thomas); secular: Ten Philosophical Mistakes (Adler); fiction: Paradise Lost (Milton), A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens), Their Eyes Were Watching God (Hurston)

Favorite movies

The Dead Poets Society, Babette's Feast

Favorite city

Washington, DC

Nobody knows I

almost dropped out my last year of law school

My latest accomplishment

living one day at a time