Hey hello there! Did you know it is kinda rude not to say your name when you meet someone? Oh, nevermind, I forgot to introduce myself. Shame on me…
My name is Natan Behrendt de Carvalho. Not a very common name for an American, right? Well, you are right, indeed. I am not American, I am Brazilian. Behrendt refers to the German part of my family, while Carvalho refers to the Brazilian and Portuguese part of my family (some Spanish is included as well).
So well, “who da heck is he?” must be what’s going inside that little head of yours. Let me start from the beginning:
In 1963 a young boy meets a young lady from his college… Ok, not so much info needed. I was born in 1995 in the city of Jaraguá do Sul, in the state of Santa Catarina, as you might think, in Brazil. Before coming to the States, I was a member of the CBVNBrasil Church, a place full of awesome people of God. When I finished my High School in a public school I enrolled in a three-month missionary training with a ministery called Clamor de Media Noche. It was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had in my life, praise God for these Colombian people serving in Brazil! When I came back from the training program, I started a two-year theology course with the Baptist Institute from my state (ITBC). 20 3-hour classes later I knew it was time for some serious and hard work.
Currently, I live in Raleigh, NC, and study at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Wake Forest, also in NC. I am pursuing a double-major BA in Theology and Philosophy. The College at Southeastern is an institution for which I have a high regard, so you would not do bad in checking them out and maybe enrolling in their program… just saying… I am also a youth leader at Crossroads Fellowship, so if you are searching for an awesome church, you will be welcomed there!
Altough I live in America I still love my home country. So while I am here, I coordinate a Facebook Page called “Pensamento Crítico”, which means “Critical Thinking.” That Facebook page also has a website in which I post weekly, but in Portuguese, of course. Nevertheless, I could not leave you English-speakers behind so I thought about posting some high-quality articles in an English blog. So hey! Here it is! Welcome!
Most of my articles here are college assignments, so if you use something from here, which I encourage you to do, make sure you cite properly, otherwise plagiarism might destroy your beautiful A-grade paper.
I am more than passionate about teaching interested folks. One of my dreams is to be a professor at some awesome university.
I hope you enjoy the reading and hey, feel comfortable to email me, text me, call me, send me a mail letter, or a bird with a note attached to its ankle, whatever… Just let me know if I can help with something and I would be more than glad to do so.