ESN March Madness 14: Selection Show

Let the games begin!

Thank-you to the many who have contributed not only nominations for ESN March Madness ’14:

Which topics must Christians be prepared to engage in today’s higher education?

but also encouragement and insight regarding how to continue to develop the tournament as a learning community which advances the call for engaging the university in a hands on manner. In response, the focus of the ESN March Madness ’14 voting is:

What is the most pressing issue for the Christian to engage when journeying in higher ed?

As with Collegiate Basketball’s March Madness, please take a few minutes to review the teams by bracket before voting:

In reviewing the brackets you’ll realize that the teams are shorthand for nominations received at The Challenge of ESN’s March Madness and Last call for nominations . . . let the madness begin 😉 They are all excellent topics/issues which will receive attention in future posts. As a matter of fact, I have started to add them to a running list of potential future topics. Please cast votes and leave comments in help me write.

As you vote in March Madness ’14, please share

  • why you consider particular issues to be pressing
  • particular resources you have found of benefit when exploring these issues. These will be used as starter material updating and developing resource pages. More on that coming. . . . Thank-you for joining in the games and being part of the team.

Let the games begin! To God be the glory!

Note: ESN March Madness ’14 updates throughout the rounds. Onsite there is an event log, an opportunity for discussion, the ability to print a copy of the tourney to post/share with others, and links to share across various media.

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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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