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…

Highlighting Community: Spring Lineup at Center for Christianity and Scholarship (North Carolina)

Since 2012, the Center for Christianity and Scholarship has worked with students and faculty at Duke University and around North Carolina’s Research Triangle to create and sustain a community of scholars interested and engaged in discovering what it means to think as Christians about the workings of the physical world, social structures, history, art, philosophy, and other fields of study. Read on for spring events. Read more…

Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ESN Staff prays for the ongoing grace to seek justice and practice mercy, to stand with the vulnerable, and to celebrate the vast diversity of people represented in God’s Kingdom. Here are a few resources the ESN blog has shared over the past few years related to the work of Martin Luther King Jr.Read more…