As we engage 2018, I thought that it would be of benefit for the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN) to offer a series of short posts reviewing some of where the blog has been, what continues to serve as “must reads,” and where we are headed in the coming months. Shout-out to Andy for getting the ball rolling with Science Corner: 2017 in Review and Science Corner: Looking Back to Move Forward!
Today, I commend to you ESN’s most visited blog posts in 2017. Not surprisingly, they are “classic” pieces which address a variety of topics and have been shared widely. If you have not already done such, I recommend that you read, share, and discuss the posts which you find pertinent to your context.
- The Message of Genesis 1 by Tom Ingebritsen is part of a Christianity and science series inspired by a class he teaches at the U. of Iowa.
- Note: The fifth most visited ESN blog post of all time.
- Writing a Christian Personal Statement by David, a dual Med-Peds hospitalist, begins an insightful series on articulating one’s calling in a variety of contexts.
- Note: The third most visited ESN blog post of all time.
- Finding a Postdoc in the Sciences: Nailing the Interview by Kelly Seaton serves an under-resourced audience, so much so that this is the most visited ESN blog post of all time. For additional pieces tagged postdoc click here.
- Note: In 2018 ESN desires to expand our posts in this area. If you can contribute and / or have recommendations, please let ESN know.
- What I Wish I’d Known About Graduate School: Surviving the Workload offers focused insights as part of an excellent series on What I Wish I’d Known About Graduate School by Hannah Eagleson.
- Note: The fourth most visited ESN blog post of all time.
- Best Christian Books of All Time Reviews: Knowing God, Pt. I is the first in a Knowing God series by John Hundley.
- This series was inspired by ESN’s own form of March Madness, i.e, The Best Christian Book of All Time. I hoped to have Emerging Scholars review books not only from the competition (including the winner), but also ones which came to mind in response to Micheal Hickerson‘s reflective post. But other priorities, e.g., Scholar’s Compass, took the place of this project. Nonetheless, if you’re interested in offering a review, reflection, and / or quote from a particular classic Christian book, please let us know. Thank-you!
Great to have you part of the Emerging Scholars Network! Stay tuned for the Most Visited Posts of 2017, Resources for the New Year, and A New Year at ESN. If you missed the material we wrote / highlighted during the month of December, visit ESN Review 🙂
To God be the glory!
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!
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