Teaching Tips: Grace and Identity

As an undergraduate, I found it very difficult to contribute to class discussions—sometimes I was too shy to speak up, other times I simply couldn’t think of anything to say. The struggle persisted into graduate school, where I pushed myself to participate, but was still frustrated and disappointed in my performance. I suspected that my professors were too.Read more…

Making the Second City Church Lenten Cross

I professed faith in Christ in 1970, right as I was completing my M.F.A. in sculpture. I was living in Baltimore, where I studied at the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The results of my conversion were mixed. My behavior certainly changed in some positive ways, but artistically I was stymied. I could not find any contemporary role models.Read more…

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…

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…