Scholar’s Compass: Navigating Themes

Painter: Edouard Manet. Image courtesy of Rlbberlin, Wikimedia Commons.

Painter: Edouard Manet. Image courtesy of Rlbberlin, Wikimedia Commons.

ESN’s new devotional for scholars launches September 7, and we’re planning the themes or threads that it will feature across the year. In keeping with our title of Scholar’s Compass, we’ve chosen the idea of navigation to tie these threads together. We’ve tried to incorporate your ideas, though some we’re saving as potential names or threads if we do another devotional in future. Glance through our list, then suggest your ideas in the comments.

Scholar’s Compass Themes So Far

  • Navigating Knowledge: Integrating Faith and the Details of Your Subject
  • Navigating Research: Becoming well-versed in your field
  • Navigating Home: the Household and Academic Vocation
  • Navigating a Path: Shaping Your Career in Light of Vocation
  • Navigating the Work of Your Hands: Learning about Academic Vocation through Physical Work
  • Navigating Place and Vocation: Your Geography and Your Vocation
  • Navigating Transitions: Your Vocation during Change
  • Navigating the Rapids: When it doesn’t go as you expect
  • Navigating Teaching: How Vocation Shapes Pedagogy
  • Navigating Justice: Your Academic Vocation and Seeking Justice

Call For Topics

We’re so grateful for your responses to our Scholar’s Compass posts. They’ve made the project richer, deeper, and more engaging. Tell us what else you’d like to see or write on the theme of navigating.

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Hannah Eagleson

Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN's collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar's Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.

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