We would like to thank a generous anonymous donor for funding the design of the booklet, and the Grace & Mercy Foundation for funding the initial printing as part of the GFM Book Group Project.
Are you looking for a booklet to help readers flourish as both Christians and grad students/faculty members? We’re truly delighted to announce that a Scholar’s Compass booklet is now available! With a semester of short weekly reflections for Christian academics, it makes a great gift or discussion group starting point.
Scholarâ€™s Compass is a guide, a wayfinder that distills years of experience from Christian academics into short reflections to help connect faith and academic life.Â InterVarsityâ€™s Emerging Scholars Network has published over 150 short online reflections offering wisdom from the daily life of Christians in the university. This booklet offers a semester of weekly readings from that collection on: connecting faith and your field, thriving in difficulty, and finding daily flourishing. Beautifully crafted by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard.Â Great for reading groups or gifts!
We’re also working on a redesign to make all the Scholar’s Compass online entries easier to find and use in ministry. We’re proud of all our writers and thankful for their contributions, and we’re working to make it easier to access this collection and find what you need. In the meantime, browse all the Scholar’s Compass archives here.
We’ll be sharing more soon on ways to use the Scholar’s Compass booklet, how you can share ideas with us as we work to design further publications, and perhaps some upcoming events too.
Booklet Table of Contents
Section 1: Finding God in Our Fields
Glory-Seeking Ministry in the Academic Life, W. Brian Lane
Navigating Beginnings: Learning Scholarly Virtues from theÂ Iliad, Bethany Hebbard
Words of Authority, Deryck Chan
Navigating Knowledge: Creativity That Delights, David Vosburg
Section 2: Thriving in Difficulty
Not What I’d Planned, Beth Madison
Navigating the Rapids: When It Doesn’t Go As You Expect, Part 1, Tamarie Macon
Navigating the Rapids, Part 2, Tamarie Macon
Navigating the Rapids, Part 3, Tamarie Macon
Section 3: Finding God in Our Fields, Part 2
Sharing the Wonder, Ruth Bancewicz
Navigating Knowledge: Integrating Faith and Archaeology, Eline van Asperen
James Clerk Maxwell’s Accidental Invention of the Color Photograph: Humility in Research and Faith, J. Nathan Matias
Surely the Lord Was in the Rare Books Room, Part 1, Paul Yandle
Surely the Lord Was in the Rare Books Room, Part 2, Paul Yandle
Section 4: Daily Flourishing
Grading as a Spiritual Practice, Anna Moseley Gissing
On Submitting Academic Work, Anna Moseley Gissing
Academic Conferences and Spiritual Practice, Anna Moseley Gissing
Thanksgiving: Expect the Unexpected, Alice Brown-Collins
Stories for Life, Beth Madison
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 InterVarsityâ€™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 *Scholarâ€™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. Johnâ€™s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.