Humanism at Large Everything Happens for a Reason Tom Shipka From: Volume 26, No. 1 December 2005 / January 2006 ShareTweet Tom Shipka Tom Shipka is a professor of philosophy and chair emeritus of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Youngstown State University. This essay is adapted from a commentary first aired on Youngstown, Ohio's public-radio station, WYSU-FM. See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.