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The Surprising Discovery About Those Colonialist, Proselytizing Missionaries by Andrea Palpant Dilley on the cover of Christianity Today (January/Feburary 2014).

The topic of a recent cover story in Christianity Today is shaking up not only the world of missions, but also academia. The World the Missionaries Made is a report on the work of Robert Woodberry, a sociologist currently researching at the Political Science Department of the National University of Singapore. CT’s Executive Editor Andy Crouch calls it the CT cover story of which he is most proud. Its thesis and Woodberry’s work support a remarkable conclusion – that a generation of “conversionary protestant missionaries”[1] laid a foundation for democracy around the world. In effect, missions in the 19th and 20th centuries may be one of the most significant factors, and certainly one of the most overlooked, in what CT calls “the health of nations” today: Continue Reading…

Ready to get serious about Engaging the University? Then let’s return to Vinoth Ramachandra, who serves on the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) Senior Leadership Team as Secretary for Dialogue & Social Engagement.

Engaging the University: Vinoth Ramachandra from IFES World.

What does Engaging the University look like on your campus? How can dialogical ministry be more fully developed on your campus? How can the Emerging Scholars Network assist you in incarnational ministry? Please let me know of particular online resources which can be of assistance (encouragement, equipping, academic mentoring/networking, discerning the Presence of Christ).

Note: You may remember that in Fall 2013 we gave significant attention to Ramachandra’s .

When in the final stages of completing the new Graduate & Faculty Ministry (GFM) website, I came across a number of InterVarsity twentyonehundred productions videos focused on Following Christ and Human Flourishing in the context of higher education. I incorporated several of these videos into the new GFM site. Others will be shared in a variety of other GFM platforms, including here on the Emerging Scholars Network Blog :)

Update (1/4/2014, 9:24 am): A Liturgy (3 min, 22 sec) is part of Get Involved. Please help spread not only the “good news” of the new site, but also the “Good News” which we are compelled to share as we love God with head, heart, and hands in the context of higher education. To God be the glory!

A Liturgy from InterVarsity twentyonehundred on Vimeo.