You make beautiful things out of dust

. . . You make beautiful things,
You make beautiful things out of dust.
You make beautiful things,
You make beautiful things out of us. . . . — Beautiful Things. Gungor. 2010.

May you likewise find this beautiful song by Gungor an encouragement as another busy semester comes to a close. Let us together rejoice in Out of chaos, life is being found in You [God]. Yes, new life. To God be the glory!

PS. For some the new life at the end of this term includes significant transitions. May I even say great adventures or at least the expectation of such?* As you have prayer requests, stories to share, a desire to establish a mentor/connections, please let me know by email. Thank-you. It’s great to have you part of the Emerging Scholars Network.

PPS. Don’t miss (and please add your responses) to what has becoming an inspired stream of Emerging Scholars Network Facebook Wall posts on “Can Science Lead to Faith?” (Gary Marcus. New Yorker. April 26, 2013): Introduction, God and the Genome . . .

*No PhD or PhD. That is the Question by Kate Peterson posted on 5/1/2013 (Update: 5/2/2013).


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Tom Grosh IV

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 South Central PA Area Director for the Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), and in higher ed as a volunteer with the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). The Christian Medical Society / CMDA at Penn State College of Medicine is 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!

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    Mo commented on April 30, 2013 Reply

    I only learned of this song in the past couple of weeks when it was sung at my church. I had not heard the version by the artists themselves. It’s beautiful, thank you!

    • Tom Grosh IV commented on May 1, 2013 Reply

      You’re welcome Mo! I had opportunity to meet Michael at a recent conference where he led worship with his wife Lisa. They are a humble couple,!/bio/. A true blessing. To God be the glory!

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