Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, ESN Staff prays for the ongoing grace to seek justice and practice mercy, to stand with the vulnerable, and to celebrate the vast diversity of people represented in God’s Kingdom. Here are a few resources the ESN blog has shared over the past few years related to the work of Martin Luther King Jr.Read more…

Moving Beyond Indifference and Inactivism: Lessons for Christians from #BlackLivesMatter

What role have Christians played in the #BlackLivesMatter movement in St. Louis, and what lessons have they learned? This panel discussion at the Urbana Missions Conference brought together black and white faith leaders to reflect on these movements and gave an opportunity to a packed theater of attendees to ask questions.Read more…

Celebrating Small Victories (Strength for the Journey series, Part 4)

ESN is delighted to share wisdom on continuing in the journey of higher education from Dr. Claudette Ligons. Dr. Ligons has the distinction of a 100% graduation rate among the Ed.D. students she has supported through the dissertation process at Texas Southern University. The concluding post in a series of four.Read more…

Planning for Victory, Prayerfully (Strength for the Journey series, Part 2)

Let’s begin with Prayerfully Planning for Victory. If you are convinced that your studies and your career are aligned with God’s purpose, you are starting in a place of victory. Knowing that will enhance your faith as you pray for His guidance and His support in other areas of your life.Read more…

Strength for the Journey, Part 1

ESN is delighted to share wisdom on continuing in the journey of higher education from Dr. Claudette Ligons, and to highlight the work of InterVarsity’s Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP). BSAP, a national ministry within InterVarsity, recently hosted its fifth annual conference in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Ligons spoke on persevering and growing in the academic life, a topic very relevant to emerging scholars.Read more…