Welcome to fall! The air is already starting to feel brisk where I live in the Northeast US, and I think I even spotted a leaf or two changing color. We’re happy to announce some September events & opportunities sponsored by ESN or featuring ESN authors or partners. One of our ongoing goals is to connect Christian scholars online and in person, and another is to share the great work our members are doing as speakers and writers, so we’re proud to share these events, and we hope you can connect with great ideas, resources, and conversation partners through them. -Hannah Eagleson, Assistant Director for ESN
South Central Pennsylvania, Sept. 13 & 28
Friends of ESN living near Harrisburg or Lancaster (PA) are in luck: ESN science writer Andy Walsh will be presenting at two events in the area during September, sponsored by The Row House and Theocon.
September 13: After the Endgame, Then What? Andy Walsh explores The Avengers at The Row House Forum
September 28: Andy Walsh at Theocon, Where Theology Meets Pop Culture
Andy’s Talk: Science Fiction as a Bridge to Science & Faith Conversations, see Theocon program for time and details. Connect with Andy Walsh at this event, held at Messiah College this year.
Online, September 26
September 26, Noon EDT: ESN Conversation: Andy Le Peau on Writing Better for Academics, at noon EDT. We’re launching a new occasional online event series called ESN Conversations. For the first event, Andy Le Peau distills 40 years of editing experience into one conversation. Join us to learn great tips for academic writing from the emeritus associate publisher for editorial at InterVarsity Press, including how to overcome writer’s block. RSVP to bob.trube[at]intervarsity.org to receive a conference call link for this event.
September 26, 9 pm EDT: The Well book club (followup events October 10 & 24): Love the idea of a book club, but tight on time? The Well has the answer: a book club that meets 3 times this fall in a convenient online format. Join our sister site The Well for this online book club exploring Calling All Years Good. Sponsored by InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy and Professions ministry. Book discount included with registration.
Ongoing Online This Fall: Contribute Conversation to the ESN Blog Science Fiction Film Festival
Andy Walsh’s weekly Science Corner will feature discussions about sci fi films this fall, and Andy welcomes audience participation. Andy says: Each week or two, we’ll have a new film to discuss. My blog posts themselves will be in a conversation format; I’ll trade e-mails with someone about the film and then edit those threads into a post. Then you all can join in the discussion here in the comments or on social media. You are also invited to be a contributor and chat with me about a film of your choice.
To learn more, suggest a film, or offer to be one of Andy’s conversation partners, visit this post.
Ongoing September and October, While Supplies Last: Free Review Copies of Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored (ESN’s new discussion guide)
Interested in reviewing our new discussion guide, Science and Faith? Contact us here and put Science and Faith Review in the subject line. We’re looking for readers willing to review the book, either at Amazon and Christian Book Distributors, or for a publication you write for–free copies for reviewers while supplies last. New and experienced reviewers are welcome, and Amazon/CBD reviews are extremely helpful along with more extensive reviews for other publications. Reviewers of course have full intellectual freedom and discretion to say whatever they wish in the review. If you’re a science & faith writer or speaker, a campus ministry group leader, a pastor or lay leader, or a college professor interested in using the book with a small group, this is a great way to preview the book. Just want to buy a copy? Click here.
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.