Announcing the New ESN Website (and a Chance to Win a Free Book)!

The Emerging Scholars Network has a new website! We invite you to visit and explore.

To celebrate the launch of the new Emerging Scholars Network website, we’re offering you the chance to win one of 5 copies of Your Mind’s Mission, the new book from InterVarsity national field director (and Urbana 12 emcee) Greg Jao! This book, part of the new Urbana Onward series, explores God’s invitation to love him with our mind.

We’ve just published an excerpt from Your Mind’s Mission on the new ESN website. Take a few minutes to read it.

There are 4 ways you can enter the drawing. You’ll receive one entry for each method you use, giving you up to 4 chances to win.

  1. Leave a comment below responding to the excerpt from Greg’s book or giving us feedback about the new site.
  2. Share the new ESN website on Facebook, and leave a comment below letting us know.
  3. Tweet about the new ESN website (our Twitter handle is @esnivcf), and leave a comment below letting us know.
  4. Subscribe to the Emerging Scholars Blog, and leave a comment below letting us know. If you’re already a subscriber, just tell us that in your comment.

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. The deadline to enter is next Monday, December 3, at midnight Eastern. We’ll announce the winners on the Emerging Scholars Blog next week and contact them all by email. (BTW, this book would also make a great Christmas gift for a young scholar in your life.)

Good luck! And let us know what you think of the new site!

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  • jwk@uchicago.edu'
    John Kimbrough commented on November 27, 2012 Reply

    If the snippet on ESN leaves you wanting me (as it did for me!), IVP offers a slightly larger chunk on its website: http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=3461

    The IVP site also has a link to buy a copy. That way, when you win your free copy, you have one to give away. :-)

  • jwk@uchicago.edu'
    John Kimbrough commented on November 27, 2012 Reply

    (ahem) “wanting more”…sorry about that.

  • geezeronthequad@gmail.com'
    Dave Swartz commented on November 27, 2012 Reply

    Since we are transformed by the renewing of our mind, the book comes along at a great time. Since the whole series apprears to be an Urbana follow up, that ‘s even better because students go to something like Urbana but a month later often have lost the steam and the ideas that grabbed them at the conference.

  • geezeronthequad@gmail.com'
    Dave Swartz commented on November 27, 2012 Reply

    Did the Facebook thing and I’m already a subscriber. Can we throw a free pony into the deal?

  • gerald.pho@gmail.com'
    Gerald commented on November 27, 2012 Reply

    The new website looks great and is easy to navigate. Thanks for the resources and the book drawing!

  • gerald.pho@gmail.com'
    Gerald commented on November 27, 2012 Reply

    Also, I’m already a subscriber to the blog.

  • rcm06f@my.fsu.edu'
    Rachel commented on November 28, 2012 Reply

    John – I just read the longer excerpt and it makes me want to read the book even more. (It leaves off in the middle of a Demotivator motto!)

  • rcm06f@my.fsu.edu'
    Rachel commented on November 28, 2012 Reply

    Also already a subscriber to the blog. :)

  • quoteunquotecg@GMAIL.COM'
    Carrie Givens commented on November 30, 2012 Reply

    Shared the ESN site on FB – and definitely interested in reading that book. The snippet leads me to believe that it will be just as good as Greg’s announcements about how to find the right shuttle bus after the plenary session…

  • elenarapredebon@hotmail.com'
    Elenara Predebon commented on November 30, 2012 Reply

    Compartilhei pelo twitter
    @ElenaraPFS

  • cjy437@gmail.com'
    Daniel Jun-Yang Chen commented on November 30, 2012 Reply

    Great! Looking forward to gleaning from and one day contributing! Shared, tweeted, & subscribed :)

  • Tom Grosh IV commented on November 30, 2012 Reply

    Yeah! Thank-you for spreading the word! AND yes, “Your Mind’s Mission” is as good as Urbana announcements . . . sending us out to where we need to go.

    Those of you who enjoyed the longer “Your Mind’s Mission” preview, will note the ad for the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) on the last page. That was Greg’s idea — thank-you! Did we mention at some point that Greg’s really excited about the ESN? In case you hadn’t noticed, he shares his appreciation for ESN on our “Impact” page, http://esn.intervarsity.org/impact-esn.

    If you have interest in joining our 2013 on-line networking/communication team in some manner, please let me know. If you’d like to explore guest blogging, please take a look at http://esn.intervarsity.org/want-write-esn-blog. More about how the team is developing tba.

    If you’re at Urbana12, let’s not miss the opportunity to connect in person at the ESN booth/activities, https://urbana.org/urbana-12/exhibit-hall/emerging-scholars-network. Note: Details on ESN events tba. For those unable to join us we’ll be posting material throughout the Urbana12. Check all of our outlets to keep up :) I’m particularly looking forward to some young faculty/researchers share their experience of the conference and how it challenges them to be missional in their vocation.

    Once again, thank-you for diving in and being part of the team/community advancing ESN, helping us take a next step as we launch into 2013! To God be the glory!

  • jddegastyne@gmail.com'
    Joshua commented on December 1, 2012 Reply

    Pleasure to re-tweet

  • shuranceb@yahoo.com'
    Ben commented on December 3, 2012 Reply

    The new site looks good, and I’m subscribed to the blog!

  • jlecr@hotmail.com'
    Sophia commented on December 3, 2012 Reply

    Also shared on FB!

  • jlecr@hotmail.com'
    Sophia commented on December 3, 2012 Reply

    From reading the excerpt, I am interested in reading more. Unfortunately in society and even some churches, yes, there seems to be preconception that to believe in Christ, you need to check your mind at the door. This definitely is not true and shouldn’t be the case because God instructs us to love Him with all our heart, MIND, soul–everything. I teach science, and I often need to console my students that science and Christianity are not at odds with each other. We know from God’s Word that all of Creation testifies to its Creator (whether persons submit to this knowledge or not). More than that, we are responsible to respond with all of our being, including what our minds have been gifted to conceive by the grace of God, for the glory of God, that He might be made known.

  • julierey52@hotmail.com'
    Julie Reynolds commented on December 3, 2012 Reply

    I am looking forward to reading Greg Jao’s book. It is only recently that I have found people with whom I could worship God with my mind. Thank you for that ESN!

    I subscribe to the blog.

  • sir_derlin@yahoo.com'
    Matthew commented on December 3, 2012 Reply

    The book looks like it could have a good discussion of how God is wholly interested in His people, and not simply bits and pieces of them.

    I also shared on FB.

  • ajuburgos@gmail.com'
    Angelica Burgos commented on December 3, 2012 Reply

    I’m really excited about reading this book and the excerpt has made me even more excited. I can so relate to this. Sometimes, I feel like I’m just another member of the church, another number that can be added to the weekly congregational count. I want to be able to use my thoughts to glorify God’s name through the help of the Holy Spirit.

    I have also tweeted about the new website as well as subscribed.

  • lorshingy@gmail.com'
    Laurie commented on January 3, 2013 Reply

    Excited and suscribed!

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