Need some encouraging short readings for Thanksgiving week? Browse these posts from our archives:
Many of our readers are doing a lot of prep work for Thanksgiving or other holidays. You may appreciate Mark Eckel’s reflection on how the act of housekeeping fits into our spiritual lives, letting us enter into many of the same modes of experience Christian scholars often seek in humanities study.
If you ever wonder whether all that housework and hosting matters, Brandon Spun’s reflection provides a picture of joyful hope for all that hospitality can give. This reading is also on our list of Fall 2019 weekly readings for grad students and faculty.
Tamarie Macon explores how to grow in habits of thankfulness that will continue with us beyond the holiday. This reading is also on our list of Fall 2019 weekly readings for faculty.
If you find yourself thinking about the work still to do in this academic term as you celebrate, we hope this prayer will encourage you.
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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.