We are profoundly grateful for Godâ€™s generosity in the first month of Scholarâ€™s Compass, and for your generosity as writers, readers, and participants with the project. Around 70 writers have expressed interest in working on the project, and weâ€™re always delighted to welcome more.
In addition to thoughtful reflections on Navigating Beginnings and exploring Unchartered Territories from a number of authors, weâ€™re also delighted to continue adding themes and threads of reflection, including:
Navigating Purpose: Why Academic Vocation Matters
A thread allowing writers to explore the large philosophical and theological questions that underlie the academic life.
Navigating Knowledge: Integrating Faith and the Details of Your Subject
A thread discussing how the details of a writerâ€™s field point that writer to God in some way.
Â Weâ€™re planning to cover these themes soon:
- The significance of creation, fall, redemption in academic calling, from a philosophy professor
- Navigating transitions, from a business major doing graduate work in apologetics
- Wisdom in academic vocation, from a pastor serving academics
- Noticing Godâ€™s work in the details of science, from a neuroscience graduate student
- Praying for students, from a Germanic languages and literature graduate student
Â Please join us in thanking God for these things:
- A very generous response to our request for science entries for a workshop at an engineering school. Several writers shared new work, which weâ€™ll be sharing further through the blog over the next few months. Students present were encouraged by the readings and shared some deeply thoughtful insights into their own work.
- Continued thoughtful response from writers and readers.
Please join us in praying for:
- Wisdom in engaging the wonderful range of topics weâ€™ve received well.
- Continued growth of community in relationship to Scholarâ€™s Compass.
- Continued thriving of Scholarâ€™s Compass writers and readers in their vocations.
As always, thank you so much for praying with and for us. We look forward to continued conversation with you!