3 Fall Reading Groups for Christian Grad Students & Faculty (Online)
ESN is delighted to present 3 fall online reading group options. You can choose your area of interest and time commitment level: Scripture engagement (10 weekly meetings), faith & work for scholars (6 meetings, mostly in October), or environmental restoration (4 monthly meetings). Learn more and sign up to receive further details below!
Option 1: The 30-Minute Bible
- Email Bob Trube at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know which group you wish to join. He will send you a zoom link you may use to join the book group.
- Go to this link to request a free copy of The 30-Minute Bible. [This link will be good until September 15]
The reading group will work best for all if you can commit to joining us all ten weeks. We will learn best not only from our discussion of the book but the insights and questions each of us bring.
Option 2: Scholar’s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics (Limited Ed. Booklet)
Sign up here for more info (5 min)
Commitment: 6 meetings (4 weekly meetings in Oct, 1 meeting early Nov, 1 early Dec)
Audience: Grad Students, Postdocs, & Faculty in all fields
Group Leader: Hannah Eagleson
How can you flourish as a Christian and a scholar? Scholar’s Compass is a guide, a wayfinder that distills years of experience from Christian academics into short reflections to help you connect faith and your academic life. InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network has published over 150 short online reflections distilling years of wisdom from the daily life of Christians in the university. This limited edition booklet gathers a semester of those readings. We’ll explore 6 of them together in this reading group. Discuss themes such as faith and your field, thriving in difficulty, and finding daily flourishing. Beautifully crafted by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard, this limited edition booklet is designed to help you grow (there may be some geographic limitations on shipping). The group is especially geared toward pre-tenure scholars, and we also welcome some more experienced participants willing to share their wisdom!
Sample Devotionals in This Booklet:
Navigating Beginnings: Glory-Seeking Ministry in the Academic Life
Navigating Beginnings: Learning Scholarly Virtues from the Iliad
Navigating the Rapids: When It Doesn’t Go As You Expect, Part 1
Option 3: Liturgies of Restoration (Ecology & Environment Group from Au Sable)
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Commitment: 4 monthly meetings Sept-Dec (2nd Thurs, 8pm ET)
Audience: Grad Students & Early Career Professionals in Ecology & Environment Related Careers
How can Christian scholars respond faithfully in a world of noise, distraction, and news of ecological destruction? What practices can sustain our partnership with God to restore his good creation? We recommend this reading group organized by our friends at the Au Sable Institute. Au Sable inspires and educates people to serve, protect, and restore God’s earth. This year, Au Sable is offering a reading group based on the Liturgies of Restoration Workbook, published by Au Sable and written by InterVarsity Press author Liuan Huska. We have been sharing excerpts of the workbook at the ESN blog, and you can read more and receive a copy here: https://www.ausable.org/liturgies-gradfellows
About the author:
The Emerging Scholars Network is always seeking opportunities to identify, encourage, and equip the next generation of Christian scholars to be a redeeming influence in the academy, church, and the world. As you have an announcement, a "call for papers", an event, a prayer request (e.g., campus, field, higher ed), a resource suggestion, a review, etc., which is in concord with our Kingdom of God endeavor, please send materials (marketing/sales material not accepted) for consideration to post via email or the ESN Writer Survey. Thank-you. To God be the glory!
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