Fall Preview: Navigating Career Stages/Common Academic Experiences

Living out your vocation doesn’t just happen when you have the time for extended theological reflection or peaceful spiritual exercises on retreat. It also happens when you’re grading papers, starting a postdoc, going to conferences, and writing your dissertation. Some of ESN’s most widely read posts last year focused on wrestling through one’s vocation while navigating a particular career stage or working through a common academic experience. Read more…

Fall Preview: Scholar’s Call

Emerging scholars often tell us that they don’t know where to start when they begin trying to integrate faith and their subjects. Our goal with Scholar’s Call is to generate a series of documents for each discipline that can serve as springboards or starting points for exploring what it means to integrate Christian theology/spirituality and thoughtful engagement with an academic discipline.Read more…

One Year of Scholar’s Compass/Fall Preview

Today we’re celebrating one year of Scholar’s Compass. We’re also continuing this week’s preview of ESN activities and blog content this year with a glimpse into how Scholar’s Compass will continue this academic year. God has blessed Scholar’s Compass richly this year, providing great content and a solid foundation for growth in community. Read more…

Preview: ESN This Fall

As the semester starts up, we wanted to share a preview of what’s happening at ESN this fall. We’re excited to be introducing new ways of connecting with other Christian scholars online and in person, as well as a wide range of blog options. This week, we’ll be sharing a preview of upcoming blog features for this academic year. For now, let me introduce some new or expanded ways to connect face to face. Read more…

Final Week: Double your ESN Gift with Matching Grant

For July only, we’ve received a matching gift opportunity to raise $2500 towards sharing Scholar’s Compass teaser booklets at summer conferences. As we enter the final week, it’s a perfect time to give towards putting Scholar’s Compass in the hands of academics and Christian leaders this summer. Read more…

ESN Interview: Randy Isaac, American Scientific Affiliation

I find it exciting when people tell me that ASA stopped them at the door on the way out of the church. It’s fulfilling to hear how students struggled to learn how to connect their faith with their science and found common ground in the ASA. It is the fellowship with other Christians dealing with the same issues that resonates with me.Read more…

Give to ESN: Send Scholar’s Compass to ASA Conference

Next week, ESN heads out to the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) conference, and you can help send Scholar’s Compass booklets along. For July only, we’ve received a matching gift opportunity to raise $2500 towards sharing teaser booklets with five Scholar’s Compass posts and great graphic design.Read more…

Partner With ESN: Urbana Sponsorship

Would you like to support an emerging scholar as that person makes vital connections with other Christian academics at Urbana? In a pilot program, ESN is offering 20 sponsorships to Urbana for emerging scholars. They include a chance to engage in smaller groups with other believers in your subject area, and $100 towards Urbana tuition. Read more…