Some Thanksgiving Reading Suggestions

feasting photoNeed some encouraging short readings for Thanksgiving week? Browse these posts from our archives:

Housework Is Anything But Ordinary (Scholar’s Compass online devotional for academics)

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.

Thanksgiving for Domestic Hospitality (Scholar’s Compass)

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.

Continuing Thanksgiving (Scholar’s Compass)

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.

Prayer for the End of the Semester

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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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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