In follow-up to The Unlikely Conversion of a Radical Scholar, below is a word from Mary Poplin, Professor of Education, Claremont Graduate University, regarding the value of the Emerging Scholars Network:
The Emerging Scholars Network is an essential and growing movement to help support Christian academicians in articulating their field as it is informed by the Christian worldview and to help encourage promising Christian graduate students to become professors. Unless we can increase the boldness of current faculty and new faculty, the hope of even being a part of the scholarly conversations at most universities is greatly diminished. Right now Christian academicians, thus the Christian worldview, does not have a visible presence in most universities.
That’s “why I do what I do” as an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship staff connected with the Emerging Scholars Network. Time to hit the road so I can swing by Hearts & Minds Bookstore to pick-up materials for
- Radical Marxist, Radical Womanist, Radical Love: What Mother Teresa Taught Me about Social Justice — 2/25, 7 pm, Carnegie Mellon University, Gregg Hall/Porter 100, Pittsburgh, PA
- “What I’ve Learned About being a Christian Professor at a Secular University” — 2/26, Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, PA
- Christian Scholar Series in partnership with Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ, Elizabethtown, PA — 2/27
Continue to pray for safe travel, good health, and clear articulation of the call of God. If you’re local to one of these gatherings, please join us. I’ll provide links to audio/video of various presentations when they are available 🙂
About the author:
Tom enjoys daily conversations regarding living out the Biblical Story with his wife Theresa and their four girls, around the block, at Elizabethtown Brethren in Christ Church (where he teaches adult electives and co-leads a small group), among healthcare professionals as the Northeast Regional Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). For a number of years, the Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine was the hub of his ministry with CMDA. Note: Tom served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship / USA for 20+ years, including 6+ years as the Associate Director of ESN. He has written for the ESN blog from its launch in August 2008. He has studied Biology (B.S.), Higher Education (M.A.), Spiritual Direction (Certificate), Spiritual Formation (M.A.R.), Ministry to Emerging Generations (D.Min.). To God be the glory!