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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. 

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The Hydra in the Classroom

by Robert Mixa . July 02, 2018 . 0 Comments

Scientism, secularism, and voluntarism are the three heads of our culture’s Hydra. It keeps surfacing its heads in my classroom, despite my Herculean attempts to cut it down. I do not want to sound like I am at bat...

Cutting Down the Idol of the Nice God

by Robert Mixa . April 04, 2018 . 0 Comments

In writing God Is Not Nice, Dr. Ulrich Lehner is today’s Boniface. Like the great missionary, he has cut down an idol dear to many people. During Boniface’s time, it was the sacred tree. For us, it’s th...

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...