Which topics must Christians be prepared to engage in today’s higher education?
Please help us extend sixteen “tickets to the Dance” by sharing nominations. AND by passing along the invitation to all your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances so they too can join in March Madness ESN style :)
The only pre-tournament analysis I have to offer is that it’s so hard to create short “team names” to fill in the brackets that I’ll work on including in the initial post descriptions of the teams based on the superb nominations which we have been receiving. AND the topics are so important, that we’re going double elimination style :) Although I had already been considering double elimination, the mention of it by one of my Mathematics Faculty friends — based upon March Madness ’13 — confirmed this leaning :) Note: If the numbers of March Madness ’13 are of interest, I encourage you to review Andy Walsh’s The Best Christian Book of All Time: By the Numbers.
As for brackets at present I’m considering
1) Higher Ed
2) Religious Concerns
3) Christ and Culture
4) Faith vs. Academia.
BONUS: Part of an InterVarsity fellowship group (undergrad, grad, faculty, focused ministry)? Please encourage their participation. How do we get this idea “into the paint”? If your fellowship “takes it to the hole” with 10 or more topics gathered through the collaboration of at least three members of your fellowship by Wednesday, February 26, midnight (ET) your “team” will be entered for a prize of $100 of InterVarsity Press publications. ESN will randomly select three winners from the teams who “bring their game to the court”. As no-one has entered, this might be worth a quick try . . .
How do you submit as a team? Include your fellowship group’s name and collaborators (first names) with the nominations AND email your fellowship’s name/contact information to ESN. Whether or not your team “hits the shot from downtown” with regard to the nominations prize drawing, you’ll be a part of the conversation which extends sixteen “tickets to the Dance”. AND maybe one or more of your nominations will be announced on the February 28 Selection Show :) Now that would we be fun, wouldn’t it? Let’s get our game on! To God be the glory!