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- I remember struggling with staying connected during my second year of graduate school.
- Oh Lord, as we think about where we are, let us remember where You are. Let us seek You and find You. As we discover You, let us understand where we are, serving our neighborhoods, our institutions, our churches, and our families and friends. Amen.
- Why should we give thanks to God and why is it a journey?
- It was a beautiful, hot summer day; yet, I was full of despair and anxiety. While taking a walk with my Dad, I was explaining to him my dilemma. Finally, my dream of attending the university was coming true, but there was no money.
Scholar’s Compass: Fostering Thoughtful Integration of Faith and Subject within Christian Academic CommunitiesYouâ€™re a postgraduate student with a busy course and research schedule, spending long hours in the lab or poring over books. Or a new lecturer, coming to grips with juggling teaching, marking and caring for your students with continuing to build your research career.
- Psalm 111 has been called the â€˜research scientistâ€™s Psalmâ€™ for reasons that are hopefully obvious. Scientists have the privilege of being paid to ponder Godâ€™s creative works every day. In fact, their pondering can become so intense that their field of study might focus in on a single detail.
- Ever have a crisis of faith in the rare books room?
- Christians in university settings can all too often find in the church and in academe two cultures that lead us to discouragement. The most uptight Pharisees can miss Christ just as easily as the most ardent skeptics by failing to see the God that they have misdefined in the first place.
- New ESN Reading Lists Are you looking for a quick guide to some of our key starting point resources here at the ESN blog? We’ve designed a resource page that offers some great starting points for each career stage, and for InterVarsity’s Four Faculty Loves. Browse these if you’re looking for individual reading or small group conversation ...
- The importance of persistent prayer and valuing the wisdom of a diverse community in overcoming divisions in the church.
- â€œAre we here as Christian faculty only to create â€˜safe spacesâ€™ for Christian students..."
- What story is driving your life today?
- Walking seems to be the â€œspeed of our souls,â€ as Mark Buchanan writes.
- What might our daily places have to do with our faith journeys?
- "...every step can be a prayer. Every step can be an awareness of our connection to God â€“ praising, confessing, lamenting, asking, thanking, being."
- "The community you interact with on pilgrimage â€“ both those people traveling with you and those you meetâ€“ is a vital part of the experience."
- "...arrival at a single location is not really the end of ... pilgrimage. Returning home may be just as significant. Home is where you continue to live out any transformation God worked on the journey. "
- Often the balanced life feels more like a high wire act rather than a spacious path
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