Articles By: Nick Dalbey

Nick graduated with a degree in English Literature from Biola University and is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. By day, he is a high school English teacher in San Jose, and by all other times of the day he is a husband, learner, reader, and highland games competitor.

The Future of Protestantism: Further Reflections

A note from the editor: We’ve been running a little low here at EO, but don’t fear. We’ll be back up to speed at some point in the relatively near future. Apologies to Nick Dalbey, who sent in the below article long enough ago that I had to adjust the first sentence to make it time...
July 21st, 2014 | Protestant, Religion | Read More

Blessed are the Unsuccessful

Whenever I can, I like to begin my 10th grade English classes like this: “Someday, you are going to die and no one is going to remember you. Whether you graduated from Harvard, became a successful businessperson, or worked as a janitor, the chances of the history books actually remembering you are...
February 28th, 2014 | Education | Read More

The Art of Self-Knowledge

I’m my own worse critic. I don’t mean to say that I see every flaw in my writing; I mean I only see the flaws in my writing. The difference may be slight, but it is like the difference between deciding to sit down and practice the piano, and deciding to push the piano out of a 10 story building,...
December 16th, 2013 | Art & Literature | Read More

Our Plesant Evils: On Shirley Jackson’s “The Possibility of Evil”

In his commencement address to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon college, David Foster Wallace pointed out to students that the most “obvious, important realities” are the most difficult to talk about. They’re the ones in which and by which we live our daily lives. They are the rituals, traditions,...
November 19th, 2013 | Literature | Read More


Geography is important to any city. By looking at the placement of houses, entertainment and work places, one can slowly piece together both the citizens’ character and philosophy. Temples and important public buildings not only dictated where people socialized but provided people with a way of...
August 26th, 2009 | Apologetics, Other, Religion, The Gospel | Read More