Kreeft has been on the faculty in the philosophy department at Boston College since 1965 and describes to readers his "greatest trauma" in his teaching life. He frequently gives his students a questionnaire at the beginning of a philosophy course to become better acquainted with them. He asks them about various aspects of their life, their views on morality, and about their religious identification, including the following question: "If you were to die tonight and meet God, and God asked you why He should let you into Heaven, what would you answer Him?"
As to the grog, that is one of two areas where I differed with Gillespie. It's not quite that he gives a free pass to wine and other alcoholic beverages – it's just that as he was never a big drinker, he didn't focus on it. Well, I was a big drinker and the breakthrough for me was someone pointing out that there are as many calories in a bottle of wine as in a Big Mac. How many times, then, at restaurants was I having a two or three course meal, and washing it down with a Big Mac, if not two, and then getting on the scales the next day to wonder why I was so HUGE?