Getting to Know You(bc): Dan Padgett...

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One-quarter of a century come April 1st.

Where do you call home?

Middletown, NJ.

What do you do in Waco?

I'm a grad student at Baylor, working on a PhD in Philosophy.

What do you love most about UBC?

The community; along with being fantastic human beings, the people I have befriended at UBC inquire earnestly into what it means to be a Christian. I am thankful to be surrounded by those friends.

Favorite Movie?

The Life Aquatic.


C.S. Lewis’ Till We Have Faces. If you haven’t yet read it, do so immediately; if you have read it, read it again. Not only is it a wonderful work of fiction, but it also has profound insights into the nature of our relationship with God. In general, I’m a fan of anything by Lewis or Tolkien.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

For a while I wanted to fly jets for the Air Force. I also distinctly remember that I didn’t want to get a job that involved teaching or math, which is ironic since I have a degree in mathematics and...

What do you want to be now when you grow up?

I’m hoping to be a professor once I finish my PhD.

Favorite artist/band/musician?


Best Burger in Waco?

Captain Billy Whizzbang’s Whizz-pig.

What do we HAVE to know about you to really know you?

As much as I love philosophy, it doesn’t take much to convince me to put the books down and do something outdoorsy, pick up my guitar, or just hang out with friends.

Favorite YouTube video. I guess this isn’t something YouTube specific, but the claymation is entrancing.