ESN frequently commissions new material designed for Christian academics to use in the seasons of the church calendar. In the past few years, our talented authors have created an impressive archive of ESN material for the Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter seasons. We’re so grateful to have so many authors sharing their perspectives and experiences of the season. This year, with some big transitions and new projects in the works, we’ve decided instead to create a list of Advent resources you may find helpful this year, including some from our archives. We hope they’re helpful in your Advent reflections.
- The Well: Our sister site, from InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy and Professions, invites us this Advent season to participate communally in Five Minutes of Peace.
- Cardiphonia: This worship site often has great collections of Advent and Christmas music recommendations, and has gathered many of those posts here.
- Speaking of Cardiphonia, they did a lovely Advent/Christmas playlist for Christianity Today last year.
- ESN’s Advent archive: Click here for thoughtful reflections by our authors.
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholar’s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.