Scott Postma

A blog about the Great Books, the Craft of Writing, and Human Flourishing.



C. S. Lewis said, “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

I hope your visit here will be the beginning of that kind of friendship.

If you’re a teacher, a writer, or a creative professional stimulated by intellectual conversation or intrigued by the perennial human questions–or, if you simply like to read great books–preferably with a pipe in your teeth and a pencil in your hand–and raise a glass every now and again, then I’d be honored to set you a place at the table.

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A Little Background


I don’t like writing awkward, third-person biographies, so forgive me if this introduction comes off a little informal and to the point.

My name is Scott, and I’m a teacher, a writer, and the director of Poiema, an institute for faith, culture, and creativity.

(I also teach for Logos Online School and Roman Roads Media.)

Right now I live in North Idaho with my bride of 26 years; we have four adult children–two married and two not–and two precious grandbabies.

Inspired by the classical and Christian imagination, my passion is to help creative professionals, teachers, and entrepreneurs cultivate their capacity to understand and appreciate the true, the good and the beautiful so they can flourish in life and successfully fulfill their vocation as the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

For more than 20 years, I served as a minister and educator, developing youth, planting churches, and starting private schools. Prior to that, I served in the Air Force at the close of the Cold War Era and during Operation Desert Shield, repairing electronic counter-measure systems on B-52 Bombers. (Check out this four minute clip of the glorious old BUFF).

Currently, I’m pursuing a PhD in humane letters, focusing on the literature, philosophy, and theology of the Western tradition and its relationship to the revival of Christian humanism in a post-modern culture (anticipated completion, 2019).

I have earned degrees in classical studies (M.A.C.C.S., Knox Theological Seminary), religion and English literature (B.S., Liberty University), and creative writing (A.A., College of Southern Nevada). I also earned a B.A. and an M.A. in theology from a denominational Bible College back in the day.


Some of My More Popular Posts

This list of some of my more popular posts should give you a little taste of what you can expect from the blog. Please let me know what you think. Whether it’s good or bad, feedback is always helpful and encouraged. Either way, just try to keep it civil and to the point–meaning, skip both the flattery and the vitriol.


So, That’s the Nickel Tour…

But with biographies being what they are–a one-way introduction using the basic information you might find on a DMV application–it’s a lot more fun getting to know people in person. Let’s connect on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. That way I can get to know you, too. Also, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to subscribe to the tribe. It’s absolutely free to join and you can opt out anytime.



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