Jesus Among the Scholars: InterVarsity Faculty Conferences, Summer 2017

Are you a professor looking for ways to connect with other faculty who care deeply about integrating faith and academic vocation? Do you long for a time of reflection and prayer this summer? Would you like to learn from others and share your own stories? InterVarsity Grad/Faculty Ministries has four summer faculty conferences in different regions of the US. Read more…

How Can Christians in Science Respond to Claims that Faith Is Irrational? (STEAM Grant Series March Question)

Is faith in God fundamentally irrational? Many people think it is. As someone with a PhD in theoretical chemistry who worked in academia for over a decade, I’ve heard my scientific colleagues offer three main justifications for this comparison.Read more…

Third Sunday of Lent: Jesus is Judged by Pilate

Friends, religious authorities, and now politicians are part of the community that abandons Jesus. Along the path we are now out of the garden and in front of the Roman governor’s residence, a structure whose architecture conveys great power and wealth. Watching from the outside, we wonder if we should even be here.Read more…

Reimagining the Sacred & the Cool: A Literary Symposium (Highlighting Community)

Missing Books and Culture? Want to have awesome conversations about literature and faith? Wishing you could hang out in a cool Christian study center this spring? Our friends at Upper House, a Christian study center in Madison, Wisconsin, have a way to address all three of those longings. Read more…

New Series: Why I Appreciate Christian Scholars

This spring semester, ESN is delighted to introduce a new series, “Why I Appreciate Christian Scholars.” In this series, we’ll hear from believers in many vocations and walks of life who want to share an encouraging word on why they value the work of Christians in academic vocations. We launch the series today with a reflection and prayer by Gary Anderson, a Gordon-Conwell seminary student and Park Street Church pastoral intern with a background in business.Read more…

Words of Authority (Scholar’s Compass)

In large engineering projects such as the construction sites I work on, engineers rely on documents issued by others to make decisions and build things under time constraint. A “for construction” stamp and the author’s initials on a drawing assure us that the design is ready for construction, and that we can contact the engineer for further advice.Read more…

Highlighting Community: Spring Lectures, The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science

Through the Highlighting Community feature, ESN shares the work of likeminded organizations and groups. Today, we’re delighted to tell readers about two free upcoming lectures at Messiah College, sponsored by Messiah College Ministries and The Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science. If you’re local, consider attending; if not, we hope you’ll be encouraged to see the work historian of science Ted Davis is doing with the Forum. Read more…