Thanks and Prayer for Scholar’s Compass in October

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We are profoundly grateful for God’s generosity in the first month of Scholar’s Compass, and for your generosity as writers, readers, and participants with the project. Around 70 writers have expressed interest in working on the project, and we’re always delighted to welcome more.

In addition to thoughtful reflections on Navigating Beginnings and exploring Unchartered Territories from a number of authors, we’re also delighted to continue adding themes and threads of reflection, including:

Navigating Purpose: Why Academic Vocation Matters

A thread allowing writers to explore the large philosophical and theological questions that underlie the academic life.

Navigating Knowledge: Integrating Faith and the Details of Your Subject

A thread discussing how the details of a writer’s field point that writer to God in some way.

Upcoming Themes

 We’re planning to cover these themes soon:

  • The significance of creation, fall, redemption in academic calling, from a philosophy professor
  • Navigating transitions, from a business major doing graduate work in apologetics
  • Wisdom in academic vocation, from a pastor serving academics
  • Noticing God’s work in the details of science, from a neuroscience graduate student
  • Praying for students, from a Germanic languages and literature graduate student



 Please join us in thanking God for these things:

  • A very generous response to our request for science entries for a workshop at an engineering school. Several writers shared new work, which we’ll be sharing further through the blog over the next few months. Students present were encouraged by the readings and shared some deeply thoughtful insights into their own work.
  • Continued thoughtful response from writers and readers.


Please join us in praying for:

  • Wisdom in engaging the wonderful range of topics we’ve received well.
  • Continued growth of community in relationship to Scholar’s Compass.
  • Continued thriving of Scholar’s Compass writers and readers in their vocations.

As always, thank you so much for praying with and for us. We look forward to continued conversation with you!



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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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