Archives For Vocation

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.

Does your soul cry out?

Tom Grosh IV —  December 29, 2013 — Leave a comment

With the new year only a few days away, does your soul cry out as mine . . .

. . . Jesus, you’re the one who saves us
constantly creates us into something new
Jesus, surely you will find us
Surely Our Messiah will make all things new
will make all things new. . . . . – Dry Bones. Gungor. 2010.

May you find glimpses of and embrace the bursting forth of “Christ’s new creation” in your life, on your campus, and to the ends of the earth as part of the Kingdom and people of God. If you have particular prayer requests and/or ways that the Emerging Scholars Network can better serve you in 2014, please email me. Thank-you. To God be the glory!

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind

Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind by Mark Noll (Eerdmans, 2011).

Working in university ministry with grad students, I am often asked the question of just how this thing of integration of faith and learning is supposed to work. Mark Noll‘s Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind (Eerdmans, 2011) is a landmark answer to this question. In one sense, his answer is the very simple, Sunday school answer — Jesus. Yet behind this simple answer is some very profound theological thinking. Noll not only sees the life of the mind encouraged through our union with Christ, which unites all things in him, but in careful reflection upon the classic Christian creeds that help us understand the person and work of Christ — as one of the members of the Trinity, as fully God and fully human, and as our atoning sacrifice. Continue Reading…