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Robert Mixa

Theology Teacher

Robert Mixa is a theology teacher at Carmel Catholic High School. He received his M.T.S. in Biotechnology and Ethics from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. He and his wife live north of Chicago. 


Robert Mixa Latest Blog Posts

The Form in Faith Formation

by Robert Mixa . April 06, 2017 . 0 Comments

I am a high school religion teacher.  Based on my experience in the classroom, most of my students generally know the contents of the Faith. However, it is the particularities that escape them. This ends up getting ...

Beginning Class with the Gospel

by Robert Mixa . January 23, 2017 . 2 Comments

Teaching high schoolers theology is hard. From dealing with secular indifferentism to religious skepticism, the teacher may be confused where to begin. Hans Urs Von Balthasar opens his Glory of the Lord: Seeing the Form ...

Walkable Cities and the Good Life

by Robert Mixa . June 08, 2016 . 1 Comments

Years ago, an elderly man would walk the busy streets of our Chicago suburb. He was an immigrant. The rumor of the neighborhood was that he was from Eastern Europe, and he and his wife lived with their son and his family...

Batman vs. Superman: A Theological Gladiator Match

by Robert Mixa . April 19, 2016 . 1 Comments

I recently saw Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Despite the critics’ negative reviews, it is good. It has its problems. Nevertheless, it effectively blended comic book superhero action with a thoughtful m...

The Two Pillars of the Church

by Robert Mixa . August 18, 2014 . 0 Comments

St. John Bosco had a dream in which he was on a ship being tossed about by a sea storm. The ship rocked back and forth, almost cap-sizing. But this did not happen because two pillars guided the ship: one with the Blessed...