Entering the Public Square was originally formulated as a final project in founder Zak Schmoll's Apologetics Communication class at Houston Baptist University. The objective of this endeavor is to show why every Christian should understand the importance of discussing Christianity in the public square.

To get fully involved in this community, there are a few ways to do that. 

First and foremost, join the Facebook group, Entering the Public Square. It is open to the public, and it is designed to be a place of civil discourse about serious issues. Every post from this website will be put in that group, and Zak plans on actively joining in the discussion on that page.

Second, follow the blog on Twitter @ZakSchmoll. All articles will also be sent through that avenue, so let leave your thoughts there as well if you are more comfortable

Third, subscribe to the free weekly newsletter. Every Saturday morning at 6 AM, you will receive an email containing every post published in the past week.

About the Founder

Zak Schmoll studied Business Administration and Statistics as an undergraduate at the University of Vermont. After graduating in 2013, he began his career as a surplus lines underwriter. 

Because of a love of learning and a desire to more effectively communicate his Christian convictions, he enrolled in the Master of Arts in Apologetics program at Houston Baptist University in the fall of 2014. He completed the two-year program in 2016 after completing his thesis entitled, "Disability and the Problem of Evil."

In the fall of 2016, Zak began his PhD in Humanities at Faulkner University.

Although it might not seem that way, Zak does not spend all of his time questioning the trajectory of American society. He is particularly fond of all kinds of sports. 

As a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies fan, he has learned that money cannot buy either happiness or World Series championships. 

He also finds time to hit the court himself as a member of the Vermont Chargers Power Soccer Club. Power soccer is the fastest-growing adaptive sport for power wheelchair users, and the Chargers have competed both at the local and national levels.